RESPONSE OF ARTICULATED TOWERS TO WAVES AND CURRENT

There has been an increasing use of mobile offshore systems in the North Sea for storing and loading oil into attendant tankers. A typical type of mobile loading and storage system is the articulated buoyant loading tower. This paper analyzes the motion of a single articulated tower without a tanker under the combined action of forces resulting from current and a train of regular linear waves. The dynamic response of the tower is obtained by formulating the equations of motion by Lagrange's method. The wave forces are determined using a modified form of Morison's equation that accounts for the relative motion of the water particles with respect to the structure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Kirk, C L
    • JAIN, R K
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00189455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM