This paper focuses on the overall system of factors which are recognized as being of primary importance in determining hydrodynamic loadings developed by severe storms acting on offshore platforms composed of small diameter members. Current knowledge is reviewed and summarized in the perspective of results from past in-ocean force measurement programs and experience with platforms subjected to intense wave and current loadings. Published information on the failures and survivals of offshore platforms which have been subjected to intense hydrodynamic loadings are utilized to demonstrate that the industry presently has the ability to successfully design for storm loadings, in spite of the still present large uncertainties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 10th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 8-11, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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    Dallas, TX  United States  45206
  • Authors:
    • Bea, R G
    • Lai, N W
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00178160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 3064 Vol 1 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM