Effect of the loss of tether stiffness on the behavior of a tension leg platform

Joglekar, Nitindra R. (1984) Effect of the loss of tether stiffness on the behavior of a tension leg platform. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

A numerical model for the hydrodynamic analysis of a Tension Leg Platform has been implemented using strip theory. A computer algorithm has been developed using a beam elements for a large displacement nonlinear analysis of the cable network. -- A parametric study of the platform motion response and tension variations has been made for cases of loss in the cable stiffness. It has been shown that if the total tension remains constant, the surge motion will not be affected but the heave and pitch motions will be increased and tether tensions will vary significantly. The tether tensions are affected by the lateral cable dynamics.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5262
Item ID: 5262
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 46-49.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1984
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Drilling platforms; Offshore structures--Hydrodynamics

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