APPLICATION OF MORISON'S EQUATION TO FIXED OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

Four methods for calculating wave forces acting on tubular members of fixed offshore platforms are presented and compared under identical design conditions to demonstrate their significant differences. Many wave-crest locations and wave-approach directions are considered. Variation of base shears and overturning moments among these methods is found to exceed 21%. The authors recommend that additional research be conducted to establish uniform criteria for determining wave loads for industry use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

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    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Wade, B G
    • Dwyer, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00178961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM