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Dynamic analysis of single- and multi-module platforms in waves

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2006
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The response of single- and multi-module floating platforms to surface waves is investigated theoretically. Wave exciting forces are computed using methods based on the Morrison equation and Froude-Krylov hypothesis. The radiation forces are obtained from experimental results of Vugt and where possible diffraction forces using the Haskind reciprocity relation. Heave and pitch response of a one-module platform and hinge-connected two-module platform are determined by integrating the corresponding equations of rigid-body motion. A structural dynamic analysis is also carried out using the Green's function method to determine the elastic flexural response of the platform to waves. The results are compared with the experimental and numerical findings of others. The thesis contributes to a better understanding of rigid-body and elastic response of large ocean platforms subject to wave forces. The methodology is computationally less intensive and therefore can be effectively used for the design of platforms and the validation of numerical algorithms.
Title: Dynamic analysis of single- and multi-module platforms in waves.
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Name(s): Kling, Kaylie Ann.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Ananthakrishnan, Palaniswamy, Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 120 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The response of single- and multi-module floating platforms to surface waves is investigated theoretically. Wave exciting forces are computed using methods based on the Morrison equation and Froude-Krylov hypothesis. The radiation forces are obtained from experimental results of Vugt and where possible diffraction forces using the Haskind reciprocity relation. Heave and pitch response of a one-module platform and hinge-connected two-module platform are determined by integrating the corresponding equations of rigid-body motion. A structural dynamic analysis is also carried out using the Green's function method to determine the elastic flexural response of the platform to waves. The results are compared with the experimental and numerical findings of others. The thesis contributes to a better understanding of rigid-body and elastic response of large ocean platforms subject to wave forces. The methodology is computationally less intensive and therefore can be effectively used for the design of platforms and the validation of numerical algorithms.
Identifier: 9780542829697 (isbn), 13399 (digitool), FADT13399 (IID), fau:10249 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Ocean engineering
Wave motion, Theory of
Water waves--Mathematical models
Drilling platforms
Extreme value theory
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