IMPACT FORCES ON PLATFORM HORIZONTAL MEMBERS IN THE SPLASH ZONE

A mathematical model is presented for determining time histories of vertical impact forces on platform horizontal structural members in the "splash zone". Interpretation is given in terms of the Morrison equation, with the coefficient range illustrated as a result of the impulsive force nature. Applications are described for determining statistical properties, including extreme values, as well as methods for evaluating fatigue life via structural response analysis.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 749-758

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  • Accession Number: 00138193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V1, OTC 2498 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM