To design offshore structues for various conditions of the sea and weather to fully display the intended function and performances, it is indispensable to quantitatively grasp the behavior of the structures in the sea. Recently, in the research of seakeeping quality of a ship, much development has been made in the calculation method based on so-called Strip Theory. It is being applied to the rational design and study of proper operation of a ship having a proper seaworthiness. The authors have, with these ideas in mind, applied this concept to the analysis of motion responses of marine structures and developed a series of electronic computer programs from systematic calculation of hydrostatic characteristics to motion responses and strength analysis of offshore structures with complicate hull forms, such as semi-submersible vessels, tension leg platforms, jacket type platforms and jack-up rigs, as well as conventional vessels. By this computer program the following items can be calculated. Hydro-static characteristics, Motion responses, Inertia force, Wave loads, Strength analysis, and Statistical prediction of responses. Usefulness and rationality of the theory have actually been endorsed through its successful applications to practical design and comparisions with experimental results. This paper is intended to present the outline of a computer programming, its features and the method of theoretical calculation together with a few examples of its application.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mitsui Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd

    6-4 Tsukiji, 5-chome, Chuo-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kanetsuna, M
    • Tanaka, O
    • Kayanuma, H
    • Sato, T
    • Kobayashi, M
    • Hineno, M
    • Harada, K
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: p. 1-30
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  • Accession Number: 00184779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Mitsui Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Ltd
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM