Tension Leg Platform: a State of the Art Review

by Zeki Demirbilek, (A.M.ASCE), Sr. Research Engr.; Conoco, Inc., P.O. Box 2197, Houston, TX,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-683-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-683-0 (ISBN-10), 1989, Soft Cover, Pg. 335
14 x 21.5 cm, Prepared by the Task Group on Compliant Offshore Platforms
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Document Type: Book


Prepared by the Task Group on Compliant Offshore Platforms of ASCE.

This report considers the analysis and design of tension leg platforms (TLPs), systems with many components that influence the analysis and design of other components. The design of TLPs tends to be an iterative process that involves many engineering discipline, but this report focuses on only five: hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, environmental considerations, materials selection, and model testing. Chapters explains basic principles and provide enough information for designers, yet each chapter can also stand alone.

Subject Headings: Foundation design | Tension members | Offshore platforms | Sustainable development | Materials processing | Ultimate strength | Professional societies | Structural mechanics


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