Towards Improved Loading Model for Design of Offshore Structuresby D. Faulkner, Univ of Glasgow, United Kingdom,
A. Incecik, Univ of Glasgow, United Kingdom,
R. Prince-Wright, Univ of Glasgow, United Kingdom,
Abstract: The study presented in this paper uses geometries of different offshore platforms to quantify the effects of uncertainties in design calculations. The effect of wave directionality and spreading on motion and structural response characteristics of compliant structures is also illustrated. Some parallel remarks relating to the importance of improved structural modelling and safety criteria are presented, and the potential for weight and cost saving is illustrated from recent TLP design studies.
Subject Headings: Offshore platforms | Structural models | Structural reliability | Structural analysis | Model analysis | Wind power
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