A NEW DEEPWATER OFFSHORE PLATFORM-THE GUYED TOWER

The guyed tower is an offshore platform that rests on a spud can or bearing foundation and is held upright by multiple guylines. A simplified procedure for calculating the wave-induced dynamic response of this compliant tower is presented. Also, the dynamic characteristics that allow the structure to safely resist large ocean waves is discussed. A large scale test model of the tower has been installed in 300 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico to verify the validity of the conclusions drawn.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 819-830

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: V3, OTC 2688 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM