A computer model is described for rapidly optimizing the geometry of a concrete platform, while complying with the many design constraints arising during construction, tow-out and oil production. This rapid design procedure enables a choice to be made between alternatives with confidence that detailed design will not require iterative geometric amendments. Its application to the design of platforms with minimum concrete weight for given tow-out channel depth and the schematic design of a platform for 183 m offshore water depth are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwood Publications Limited

    Elm House, Elm Street
    London WC1X OBP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ridley, T
    • Malone, A W
    • McLeod, R D
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 39-41
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173138
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM