WAVE SLAMMING LOADS ON HORIZONTAL CIRCULAR ELEMENTS OF OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

Horizontal cylinders are subjected to impact loads when suddenly immersed. On offshore oil platforms and semisubmersibles these forces can contribute to eventual failure unless allowed for in the initial calculations. The paper describes a theoretical background to slamming and gives the results of a series of wave-tank experiments to establish the magnitude of the wave force slamming coefficient for a horizontal circular cylinder.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Miller, B L
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 81-98
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM