Effect of Current on the Dynamic Motion of Truss Spar Platforms

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

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Abstract—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.
Keywords- truss spar; dynamic analysis; time domain;
hydrodynamic responses; rigid body

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Research Institutes > Deep Water Technology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Kurian V John
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 01:13
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 01:59
URI: http://scholars.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8002

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