Effect of Current on the Dynamic Motion of Truss Spar Platforms

V. J. , Kurian and O. Ahmad , Montasir and M. S. , Liew (2012) Effect of Current on the Dynamic Motion of Truss Spar Platforms. In: International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE 2012), 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

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Truss spar platform is the second spar
development concept that replaces the cylindrical lower section
of a classic spar with an open truss structure that includes
heave plates. In this paper, the dynamic responses of the
Marlin truss spar in regular waves and current are presented.
A MATLAB code named TRSPAR was developed for the
dynamic analysis of the structure. The structure was modeled
as a rigid body with three degrees of freedom. The hyperbolic extrapolation and the extended Morison equation for an inclined cylinder were used for simulating the sea state and for determining the dynamic force vector. Time domain integration using Newmark Beta method was employed. The simulated results show very little effect of the current on the response amplitude. However, it caused significant increase in the surge mean offset.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: truss spar; dynamic analysis; time domain; hydrodynamic responses; rigid body
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Deep Water Technology
Depositing User: Dr Montasir Osman
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 23:48
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 01:59
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/10593

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