This paper deals with the analysis of the dynamics of a passively damped class of floating platforms during their heave oscillations on the wavy sea surface. The passive damper mechanism is suggested as a simple means for attenuating the amplitudes of such oscillations. The design parameters of the damper are determined for different wave conditions and platform configurations, by reducing the damper-platform system to an interconnected system of two bodies supported, on a rigid base, by an equivalent wave-spring and dash-pot. The obtained results show that the built-in damper mechanism can be very effective in stabilizing the off-shore floating platforms and, in particular, those with limited draft.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Meeting, September 18-22, 1977
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Baz, A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 77-Pet-58
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM