THE 'DRY AND WET' TOWAGE OF A JACK-UP IN REGULAR AND IRREGULAR WAVES

Jack up rigs are transported either fixed onto a self-propelled barge in what is called a "dry tow," or floating on their own decks and towed by tugs or barges in what is called a wet tow. Both types of tows are assessed by analyzing the response behavior of the structure when traveling in unit amplitude regular waves and in an irregular seaway. The barge and jack up are both assumed to be flexible. The influence of this on structural response, together with that of the position and number of the barge-jack up attachments, is examined using a general unified dynamic hydroelasticity theory.

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  • Authors:
    • Fu, Y
    • Price, W G
    • Temarel, P
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00656769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM