Wave Forces on an Arctic Monotower Platformby John M. Niedzwecki, Texas A&M Univ, Ocean, Engineering Program, College, Station, TX, USA,
Michael G. Harrington, Texas A&M Univ, Ocean, Engineering Program, College, Station, TX, USA,
Abstract: At offshore lease sites located along the western coast of Alaska, longer periods of open water can be expected. As a result, wave induced hydrodynamic loading will become a more significant design consideration. It is anticipated that conventional deep water platform designs fitted with ice-breaking cones can be used at these sites. A combined analytical and experimental investigation into the dynamic response prediction of a monotower platform fitted with an ice-breaking cone was recently conducted. The case of a monotower platform fitted with a 45 degree cone is presented and discussed.
Subject Headings: Wave forces | Penetration tests | Hydrodynamics | Water waves | Ice | Offshore structures | Conical bodies | Water management | Case studies | Arctic | North America | Alaska | United States
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