Wave-Current Interaction with a Large Structure
The effects of a current on the diffraction of regular waves around a three-dimensional body are examined by a time-domain method. The Froude number is assumed to be small so that the...

Design Loads for Sloshing in TLP Pontoons Tanks
Impact of fluid inside the Auger TLP ballast tanks on tank walls was investigated and changes made to the structural design in an accelerated fashion through the use of model testing....

A Simple Method to Compute Wave Loads on a TLP
In this paper, analytic diffraction (Linton and Evans, 1990) and radiation (Kim, 1992) solutions for arrays of bottom-mounted vertical circular cylinders are used to compute hydrodynamic...

Nonlinear Wave Runup on Large Circular Cylinders
Various design methods for computing nonlinear wave runup on a large-diameter circular cylinder are presented. First, empirical correlations are developed between the observed maximum...

Offshore Structures—Past, Present, and Future
A review of the evolution of offshore platforms concludes that the process is ongoing. New configurations continue to emerge and the range of applicability continues to expand. Today's...

Computer Aided Design for Deep Water Offshore Risers
This paper describes a software package (OTRC-Riser-91) that was developed under the sponsorship of the Offshore Research Technology Center that is funded by the National Science Foundation...

Design of Tension Leg Platforms: A Knowledge Based Approach
Tension leg platforms (TLPs) are floating compliant platforms designed for deep water offshore hydrocarbon production. Only a few TLPs have actually been built, but others are currently...

Current Blockage Effects on Model-Scale Offshore Platform
This paper presents analysis results of model tests on a 1:47 scale model of an offshore jacket structure under wave-plus-tow (representing wave-plus-current) conditions. The analysis...

Wave Exciting Forces on a Platform Fixed in Nonlinear Shallow Water Waves
This paper presents the result of an experimental observation of cnoidal waves and the nonlinear wave loads on a fixed barge in a 2-dimensional wave tank. The Ursell numbers of the waves...

Feasibility Study of Petroleum Development in the Ross Sea, Antarctica
This paper discusses the viability of Antarctic petroleum development and estimates when Antarctic oil production could become economically feasible. The analysis is based on a hypothetical...

Wave Effects on Offshore Structures—Some Recent Research
The present paper summarizes methods of estimating wave effects on offshore structures, and highlights a selection of recent related research. Initially, certain aspects relating to the...

Re-Qualification of Offshore Platforms
Older platforms that are being re-qualified for extended service involve many technical problems that are unlike those associated with design of new platforms. Procedures to help resolve...

Probability of Wave Force on Horizontal Members
This study is motivated by the works of Isaacson and Subbiah (1990) to evaluate the vertical wave force on a rigid horizontal member located in the vicinity of still water level with its...

Screening Old Offshore Platforms: Previous Approaches and Further Thoughts
Several possible levels of analysis are identified, each leading to both quantitative (economic) and subjective (human) risk evaluations. These range from ratings based only on historical...

The U.S. Naval Facilities Offshore Platform Inspection, Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation Program
The Department of Defense (DOD) owns many offshore platforms in various worldwide locations. These platforms are presently being utilized for training and long term research and development...

Upper Bound Limit Analysis of Deep Skirt Structures' Foundations
A solution to the problem of determining the bearing capacity of an embedded footing (foundation) subjected to arbitrary loading is being presented herein. It is primarily intended for...

Hydraulic Design of Offshore Breakwater in Sergipe, Brazil
A Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.) marine terminal was recently constructed in Sergipe, Brazil (Figure 1). The offshore breakwater was initially designed in a conventional way, but...

Application of Fracture Mechanics Methodology to Assessment of Weld Defects in Offshore Platforms
This paper demonstrates an application of both deterministic and probabilistic fracture mechanics methods to assess weld defects in an offshore platform. The results of the assessment...

Simplified Methods for Assessment of the Structural Integrity of Existing Steel Jacket Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico
This paper presents the results of research to define a practical procedure for assessment of the structural integrity of existing steel jacket platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. An overview...

Homopolar Pulse Butt Welding of API 5L Line Pipe
Homopolar pulse welding (HPW) is a welding process that is being investigated as a means to rapidly join API line pipe, having particularly great potential for application in deepwater...

 

 

 

 

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