Response Statistics of Tension Leg Platforms Under Wind Loadsby Jun Zhao,
Abstract: This paper presents the direct integration method and Kac-Siegert technique to solve the first four cumulants in the general quadratic systems, and proposes the splitting technique to deal with the fluid-structure interaction problem. The response statistics of tension leg platforms (TLPs) subjected to wind loads, are solved up to the fourth-order cumulant (kurtosis). Based on the first four cumulants, various methods for the non-Gaussian distribution have been compared with the simulation result.
Subject Headings: Wind loads | Offshore platforms | Ultimate strength | Fluid-structure interaction | Statistics | Tension members | Load factors
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