Dynamics of Offshore Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408010740, 9781483163345

Dynamics of Offshore Structures

1st Edition

Authors: Minoo H Patel
eBook ISBN: 9781483163345
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 27th February 1989
Page Count: 408
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Dynamics of Offshore Structures provides an integrated treatment of the main subject areas that contribute to the design, construction, installation, and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. The book begins with an overview of offshore oil and gas development and offshore structures. Separate chapters follow on the ocean environment; basic fluid mechanics; gravity wave theories; fluid loading on offshore structures; hydrostatics and dynamic response of floating bodies; and model testing of offshore structures. This book is prepared with particular emphasis on the fundamentals of oceanography, basic fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, and structural analysis to meet the needs of students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Basic equations and theoretical results are derived in a rigorous manner but sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design, and certification are also induced to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers seeking a balanced treatment of fundamental and practical issues.

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

2 The Ocean Environment

2.1 Physical Structure

2.2 Composition and Properties

2.3 Environmental Phenomena

3 Basic Fluid Mechanics

3.1 Frames of Reference

3.2 Rotational and Irrotational Flow

3.3 Stream Function and Velocity Potential

3.4 Continuity and the Laplace Equation

3.5 The Navier-Stokes Equations

3.6 The Bernoulli Equation

3.7 The Complex Potential

3.8 Idealized Flows

3.9 Conformal Transformations

3.10 The Added Mass Concept

3.11 Added Mass Coefficient - General Form

3.12 Body Forces Due to Fluid Inertia

4 Gravity Wave Theories

4.1 Wave Descriptions for Design

4.2 Linear Wave Theory

4.3 Stokes' Third- and Fifth-Order Wave Theories

4.4 Other Wave Theories

4.5 Regions of Validity

4.6 Gravity Wave Phenomena

4.7 Ocean Waves as a Random Process

4.8 Measurement and Analysis of Wave Data

5 Fluid Loading on Offshore Structures

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Flow Around Streamlined and Bluff Bodies

5.3 Wind and Current Loads

5.4 Flow Regimes Governing Wave Loads

5.5 The Morison Equation

5.6 Wave Loads on Large Bodies - Diffraction Theory

6 Structural Response

6.1 Quasistatic Loading and Response

6.2 Dynamic Response

6.3 Structural Failure and Fatigue Life Calculations

6.4 Design and Certification Requirements

7 Hydrostatics of Floating Bodies

7.1 Basic Properties of a Fluid at Rest

7.2 Buoyancy Forces and Stability

7.3 The Pressure Integration Technique

7.4 Certifying Authority Regulations

8 Dynamic Response of Floating Structures in Waves

8.1 Dynamic Response Analysis

8.2 Application to Floating Bodies

8.3 Effects of Moorings

8.4 Analysis with Multiple Degrees of Freedom

8.5 Analysis of Continuously Flexible Structures

9 Model Testing of Offshore Structures

9.1 Similarity Considerations

9.2 Test Facilities

9.3 Mathematical Basis for Wave Generation

9.4 Data Analysis Procedures

9.5 Full-Scale Measurements

10 Appendices

A. Physical Quantities and Units

B. Tensor Notation

C. Complex Number Theory

D. The Divergence and Green's Theorems

E. Lagrange's Equation of Motion

F. Forces on a Cylindrical Element Due to Internal and External Pressure

G. Summary of Hydrodynamic Coefficients



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