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Finite element analysis to study the structural behavior of an underwater acoustic tower

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Date Issued:
1992
Summary:
This thesis deals with the static analysis of a three dimensional underwater acoustic tower exclusively designed and fabricated by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Ft. Pierce, Florida. A commercial finite element package COSMOS/M was used for the finite element analysis. The structural modeling as well as processing of the results was performed using GEOSTAR Ver. 1.65 interactive graphics package. The analysis was concentrated on the main instrument pipe carrying the required instruments for data acquisition. Various environmental loading induced by ocean currents, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy and self weight of the tower have been considered in the analysis. The construction aspects of the tower as well as the finite element analysis of tower substructures are also discussed. The deflection of the tower due to the imposed loading is studied and deflection profiles are drawn.
Title: Finite element analysis to study the structural behavior of an underwater acoustic tower.
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Name(s): Sambandam, Sundaresakumar.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Case, Robert O., 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: 1992
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 114 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis deals with the static analysis of a three dimensional underwater acoustic tower exclusively designed and fabricated by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Ft. Pierce, Florida. A commercial finite element package COSMOS/M was used for the finite element analysis. The structural modeling as well as processing of the results was performed using GEOSTAR Ver. 1.65 interactive graphics package. The analysis was concentrated on the main instrument pipe carrying the required instruments for data acquisition. Various environmental loading induced by ocean currents, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy and self weight of the tower have been considered in the analysis. The construction aspects of the tower as well as the finite element analysis of tower substructures are also discussed. The deflection of the tower due to the imposed loading is studied and deflection profiles are drawn.
Identifier: 14846 (digitool), FADT14846 (IID), fau:11633 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Subject(s): Finite element method
Offshore structures
underwater acoustics--Data processing
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