Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures
This book introduces the theory of the structural loading on ships and offshore structures caused by wind, waves and currents, and goes on to describe the applications of this theory in terms of real structures. The main topics described are linear-wave induced motions, loads on floating structures, numerical methods for ascertaining wave induced motions and loads, viscous wave loads and damping, station-keeping and water impact and entry. The applications of the theoretical principles are introduced with extensive use of exercises and examples. Applications covered include conventional ships, barges, high speed marine vehicles, semisubmersibles, tension leg platforms, moored or dynamic positioned ships, risers, buoys, fishing nets, jacket structures and gravity platforms.
- Electronic book text
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 150 b/w illus.
Table of contents
1. Introduction; 2. Sea environment; 3. Linear-wave induced motions and loads on floating structures; 4. Numerical methods for linear-wave induced motions and loads; 5. Second-order non-linear problems; 6. Current and wind loads; 7. Viscous wave loads and damping; 8. Stationkeeping; 9. Water impact and entry; References; Index.