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Marine Structural Design Calculations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080999876, 9780081000021

Marine Structural Design Calculations

1st Edition

Author: Mohamed El-Reedy
eBook ISBN: 9780081000021
Paperback ISBN: 9780080999876
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 30th September 2014
Page Count: 456
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The perfect guide for veteran structural engineers or for engineers just entering the field of offshore design and construction, Marine Structural Design Calculations offers structural and geotechnical engineers a multitude of worked-out marine structural construction and design calculations. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.

Calculation methods for all areas of marine structural design and construction are presented and practical solutions are provided. Theories, principles, and practices are summarized. The concentration focuses on formula selection and problem solving. A “quick look up guide”, Marine Structural Design Calculations includes both fps and SI units and is divided into categories such as Project Management for Marine Structures; Marine Structures Loads and Strength; Marine Structure Platform Design; and Geotechnical Data and Pile Design. The calculations are based on industry code and standards like American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as institutions like the American Petroleum Institute and the US Coast Guard. Case studies and worked examples are included throughout the book.

Key Features

  • Calculations are based on industry code and standards such as American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Complete chapter on modeling using SACS software and PDMS software
  • Includes over 300 marine structural construction and design calculations
  • Worked-out examples and case studies are provided throughout the book
  • Includes a number of checklists, design schematics and data tables


Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, and Offshore Structural Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction to Offshore Structures
    • 1.1 Introduction
    • 1.2 History of offshore structures
    • 1.3 Overview of field development
    • 1.4 Types of offshore platforms
    • 1.5 Types of offshore structures
    • Further reading
  • 2. Engineering Management for Marine Structures
    • 2.1 Overview of field development
    • 2.2 FEED engineering phase
    • 2.3 Detail engineering phase
    • 2.4 Engineering design management
    • Further reading
  • 3. Offshore Structures’ Loads and Strength
    • 3.1 Introduction
    • 3.2 Gravity load
    • 3.3 Wind load
    • 3.4 Offshore loads
    • 3.5 Earthquake load
    • 3.6 Ice loads
    • 3.7 Other loads
    • 3.8 Design for ultimate limit state
    • 3.9 Collision events
    • 3.10 Material strength
    • 3.11 Cement grout
    • Further reading
  • 4. Offshore structures design
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Guide for preliminary design
    • 4.3 Structure analysis
    • 4.4 Dynamic structure analysis
    • 4.5 Cylinder member strength
    • 4.6 Tubular joint design
    • 4.7 Fatigue analysis
    • 4.8 Topside design
    • 4.9 Bridges
    • 4.10 Vortex-induced vibration
    • Further reading
  • 5. Helidecks and boat landing design
    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Helideck design
    • 5.3 Design load conditions
    • 5.4 Boat landing design
    • 5.5 Riser guard
    • Further reading
  • 6. Geotechnical data and piles design
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Geotechnical investigation
    • 6.3 Soil tests
    • 6.4 In-situ testing
    • 6.5 Soil properties
    • 6.6 Pile foundations
    • 6.7 Pile wall thickness
    • 6.8 Pile drivability analysis
    • 6.9 Soil investigation report
    • 6.10 Composite pile
    • 6.11 Mud mat design
    • Further reading
  • 7. Construction and installation lifting analysis
    • 7.1 Introduction
    • 7.2 Construction procedure
    • 7.3 Engineering the execution
    • 7.4 Construction process
    • 7.5 Installation process
    • 7.6 Lifting analysis
    • Further reading
  • 8. SACS Software
    • 8.1 Introduction
    • 8.2 In-place analysis
    • 8.3 Defining member properties
    • 8.4 Input the load data
    • 8.5 Output data
    • 8.6 Dynamic analysis
    • 8.7 Seismic analysis
    • 8.8 Collapse analysis
    • 8.9 Loadout
    • 8.10 Sea fastening
    • 8.11 Fatigue analysis
    • 8.12 Lifting analysis
    • 8.13 Flotation and upbending
    • 8.14 On-bottom stability
    • 8.15 Launch analysis
    • 8.16 Summary
    • 8.17 Fatigue analysis
  • Appendix. Assignment
  • Index


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About the Author

Mohamed El-Reedy

Mohamed El-Reedy

Mohamed A. El-Reedy's background is in structural engineering. His main area of research is reliability of concrete and steel structures. He has provided consulting to different engineering companies, the oil and gas industries in Egypt, and international oil companies such as the International Egyptian Oil Company (IEOC) and British Petroleum (BP). Moreover, he provides different concrete and steel structure design packages for residential buildings, warehouses, and telecommunication towers, and for electrical projects with a major oil and gas construction company in Egypt. He has participated in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) projects with international engineering firms. Currently, Dr. El-Reedy is responsible for reliability, inspection, and maintenance strategy for onshore concrete structures and offshore steel structure platforms. He has performed these tasks for a hundred structures in the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea. Mohamed earned a PhD in structural engineering, a M.Sc degree in materials and concrete technology, and a B.Sc. in civil engineering, all from Cairo University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Structural Consultant Engineer (Oil and Gas Projects), Maryotia Faisal, Egypt

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