SPRINGING AND SLOW-DRIFT RESPONSES: PREDICTED EXTREMES AND FATIGUE VS. SIMULATION

This study addresses statistical analysis of second-order load and response models of large-volume structures, such as tension-leg platforms (TLPs). A general statistical model is shown that directly estimates both extremes and fatigue of these load and response motions. It can be applied directly to an arbitrary second-order model: sum- plus difference frequency, first- plus second-order response. Extensive time-domain simulations are performed for verification. Two TLP applications are considered: a springing example of tether tension and fatigue, and a slow-drift example of extreme surge motions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • BOSS '94, 7th Intl Conf on the Behaviour of Offshore Structures; 12-15 July 1994; Massachusetts, USA. Procs. Publ by Pergamon, ISBN 0 08 041915 1. Vol 3, p 1 [15 p, 20 ref, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Winterstein, S R
    • Ude, T C
    • Kleiven, G
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM