Two Basic Concepts in Offshore Engineering

by Guillermo D. Hahn, Vanderbilt Univ, Nashville, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics

Abstract: Two concepts are developed which lead to an improved understanding of the characteristics of the wave forces that act on deep-water, jacket-type offshore structures. The first concept applies to the inertia component of the wave loading; the second concept relates to the associated drag force component. These concepts further contribute to simplify the analysis and understanding of the dynamic response of such structures to wave excitations, and are of practical usefulness.

Subject Headings: Offshore structures | Water waves | Wave forces | Structural response | Structural analysis | Deep water | Inertia | Load factors

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