DETERMINISTIC AND RANDOM WAVE FORCES ON GRAVITY TYPE OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

Forces and moments on a rigid four-tower square base gravity platform are determined for regular and random linear waves using Morison's equation for the towers and diffraction theory for the base tank. For regular waves, maximum values of force and moment are determined. Using the fetch-limited wave spectrum derived from the Joint North Sea Wave Project, rms forces and moments are obtained by neglecting nonlinear drag force effects.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for ASME Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Kirk, C L
    • Nataraja, R
    • Tetlow, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap N76-WA/FE-24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM