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Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures
Author : Kai-Tung Ma,Yong Luo,Chi-Tat Thomas Kwan,Yongyan Wu
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release Date : 2019-06-04
ISBN 10 : 012818552X
Pages : 350 pages
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The mooring system is a vital component of various floating facilities in the oil, gas, and renewables industries. However, there is a lack of comprehensive technical books dedicated to the subject. Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures is the first book delivering in-depth knowledge on all aspects of mooring systems, from design and analysis to installation, operation, maintenance and integrity management. The book gives beginners a solid look at the fundamentals involved during mooring designs with coverage on current standards and codes, mooring analysis and theories behind the analysis techniques. Advanced engineers can stay up-to-date through operation, integrity management, and practical examples provided. This book is recommended for students majoring in naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and allied disciplines in civil or mechanical engineering. Engineers and researchers in the offshore industry will benefit from the knowledge presented to understand the various types of mooring systems, their design, analysis, and operations. Understand the various types of mooring systems and the theories behind mooring analysis Gain practical experience and lessons learned from worldwide case studies Combine engineering fundamentals with practical applications to solve today’s offshore challenges

Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures
Author : Kai-Tung Ma,Yong Luo,Chi-Tat Thomas Kwan,Yongyan Wu
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release Date : 2019-06
ISBN 10 : 9780128185513
Pages : 346 pages
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Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures delivers in-depth knowledge on mooring system engineering in oil and gas drilling, production, construction and renewable energy. Providing adequate information for daily offshore challenges, this reference gives beginners a solid look at the fundamentals involved, along with a literature review to fill in knowledge gaps. Topics include mooring designs with coverage on current standards and codes, mooring analysis, and theories behind a mooring analysis of quasi-static or dynamic approaches. Advancing on to the practical use of design criteria for strength and fatigue, this book summarizes the experience and lessons learned in installation, operation, inspection and maintenance. Both young and experienced offshore oil and gas engineers will benefit from the knowledge presented on the things they need to understand regarding the various types of mooring systems, their design, analysis and operations to run safely, efficiently, and at high performance. Helps readers understand the various types of mooring systems and the theories behind mooring analysis Provides practical experience and lessons learned from worldwide case studies Combines strong mooring engineering fundamentals with practical applications to solve today's offshore oil and gas challenges

Deepwater Mooring Systems
Author : Jun Zhang,Richard Steven Mercier
Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 352 pages
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This collection contains 24 papers presented at the 2003 International Symposium on Deepwater Mooring Systems: Concepts, Design, Analysis and Materials, held in Houston, Texas, October 2-3, 2003.

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures
Author : Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 1997-02-13
ISBN 10 : 9780471181132
Pages : 616 pages
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Methods and practices for constructing sophisticated prestressedconcrete structures. Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Edition,provides the engineer or construction contractor with a completeguide to the design and construction of modern, high-qualityconcrete structures. This highly practicable new edition of Ben C.Gerwick's classic guide is expanded and almost entirely rewrittento reflect the dramatic developments in materials and techniquesthat have occurred over the past two decades. The first of the book's two sections deals with materials andtechniques for prestressed concrete, including the latest recipesfor high-strength and durable concrete mixes, new reinforcingmaterials and their placement patterns, modern prestressingsystems, and special techniques such as lightweight concrete andcomposite construction. The second section covers application tobuildings; bridges; pilings; and marine structures, includingoffshore platforms, floating structures, tanks, and containments.Special subjects such as cracking and corrosion, repair andstrengthening of existing structures, and construction in remoteareas are presented in the final chapters. For engineers and construction contractors involved in any type ofprestressed concrete construction, this book enables the effectiveimplementation of advanced structural concepts and their economicaland reliable translation into practice.

Offshore Mechanics
Author : Madjid Karimirad,Constantine Michailides,Ali Nematbakhsh
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2018-03-20
ISBN 10 : 1119216621
Pages : 304 pages
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Offshore Mechanics: Structural and Fluid Dynamics for Recent Applications is a textbook which covers theoretical concepts in offshore mechanics with consideration to new applications. Whereas most of the books currently available in the field of offshore mechanics use traditional oil, gas, and ship industry examples in order to explain the fundamentals in offshore mechanics, this book uses more recent applications including offshore wind farms, ocean energy devices, aquaculture, floating bridges and submerged tunnels. Offshore Mechanics: Structural and Fluid Dynamics for Recent Applications covers traditional and more recent methodologies used in offshore structure modelling (including SPH and Hydro-elasticity models). It examines numerical techniques, including computational fluid dynamics and finite element method and includes easy to understand examples.

Dynamics of Offshore Structures
Author : Minoo H Patel
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date : 2013-10-22
ISBN 10 : 1483163342
Pages : 408 pages
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Dynamics of Offshore Structures provides an integrated treatment of the main subject areas that contribute to the design, construction, installation, and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. The book begins with an overview of offshore oil and gas development and offshore structures. Separate chapters follow on the ocean environment; basic fluid mechanics; gravity wave theories; fluid loading on offshore structures; hydrostatics and dynamic response of floating bodies; and model testing of offshore structures. This book is prepared with particular emphasis on the fundamentals of oceanography, basic fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, and structural analysis to meet the needs of students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Basic equations and theoretical results are derived in a rigorous manner but sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design, and certification are also induced to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers seeking a balanced treatment of fundamental and practical issues.

Geomechanics of Marine Anchors
Author : Charles Aubeny
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2017-09-18
ISBN 10 : 1351237357
Pages : 374 pages
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This book provides a comprehensive guide for the analysis and design of anchor systems used for mooring offshore floating structures. Much of the experience is based on applications toward the offshore oil and gas industry, but the substantial potential for offshore renewable energy systems is addressed. The major types of anchors are described with respect to their basic design concept, advantages and limitations, appropriate framework for analysis, and observed performance. This book addresses all aspects of anchor behaviour related to anchor design including the installation performance, load capacity, deformation, and structural integrity of the anchor itself. Coverage is also provided of appurtenant components of anchor systems, in particular of anchor line/chain mechanics in the soil and water columns. Much of the material presented represents relatively new developments, including several new anchors which have been developed within the last decade, so the book will provide a useful compendium of information is largely scattered in journals and conference proceedings. This book is intended for engineers engaged in offshore geotechnics and marine engineers involved in mooring system and floating structure design. While the analytical methods presented in this text have a strong theoretical basis, the emphasis is on simplified computational formats accessible to design engineers.

Marine Structures Engineering: Specialized Applications
Author : Gregory Tsinker
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 1461520819
Pages : 548 pages
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Marine Structures Engineering is designed to help engineers meet the growing worldwide demand for construction of new ports and the modernization of existing ports and terminals. It provides an authoritative guide to the design, construction, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of port and harbor structures. Each chapter is self-contained, allowing readers to access specific information. The Author draws on his extensive experience in offshore structure and port engineering to demonstrate evaluation, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of in-service marine structures. Also covered in detail are state-of-the-art approaches to: *marine structures in cold regions, with special attention to the role of ice loads, permafrost, and other ice effects *shiplifts, marine railways, shipways, and dry docks *offshore moorings *floating breakwaters *marinas *structures that protect bridge piers from ship impact. Offering practical information on all aspects of marine structures, this book serves as an indispensable resource to all engineers and professionals involved in design, construction, maintenance, and modernization of ports and harbors.

APAC 2019
Author : Nguyen Trung Viet,Dou Xiping,Tran Thanh Tung
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2019-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9811502919
Pages : 1483 pages
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This book presents selected articles from the International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC 2019), an event intended to promote academic and technical exchange on coastal related studies, including coastal engineering and coastal environmental problems, among Asian and Pacific countries/regions. APAC is jointly supported by the Chinese Ocean Engineering Society (COES), the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and the Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers (KSCOE). APAC is jointly supported by the Chinese Ocean Engineering Society (COES), the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and the Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers (KSCOE).

Offshore Structure Modeling
Author : Subrata Kumar Chakrabarti
Publisher : World Scientific
Release Date : 1994-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9814502804
Pages : 492 pages
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While the existing literature on offshore structures touch on model testing, a comprehensive text discussing the design, construction, instrumentation, testing and analysis of the physical model is lacking. This book fills that vacuum and provides, through its survey of the theoretical and practical aspects of physical modeling, an in-depth coverage of the technology of model testing. Its usefulness runs through the entire field of engineering, reaching far beyond its focus on offshore construction; and its breadth of scope should appeal not only to engineers and naval architects but to scientists interested in structural or hydraulic testing as well. Contents:IntroductionModeling LawsModel Construction TechniquesModel Testing FacilityModeling of EnvironmentInstrumentation and Signal ControlModeling of Fixed Offshore StructuresModeling of Offshore OperationsSeakeeping TestsData Analysis Techniques Readership: Undergraduates and engineers in coastal engineering, naval architects, scientists interested in structural or hydraulic testing. keywords:Physical Modeling;Scaling Laws;Hydrodynamics;Testing Facilities: Instruments;Offshore Structures;Wave Generation;Seakeeping “... a thorough and well-written book ... could only have been written by someone with a wealth of personal experience. The breadth of material in each chapter is truly impressive and valuable; and the abundance of relevant references ... adds considerably to the value of the book. These references will be especially beneficial to those wishing to pursue the individual topics in more detail ... it will serve as a valuable reference to anyone working in this field. It is an important contribution to the field of offshore modelling.” Coastal Engineering

Advances in Berthing and Mooring of Ships and Offshore Structures
Author : E. Bratteland
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9400914075
Pages : 501 pages
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Two previous NATO Advanced Study Institutes (ASI) on berthing and mooring of ships have been held; the first in Lisboa, Portugal in 1965, and the second at Wallingford, England in 1973. These ASls have contributed significantly to the under standing and development of fenders and mooring, as have works by Oil Companies International Marine Forum (1978) and PIANC (1984). Developments in ship sizes and building of new specialized terminals at very exposed locations have necessitated further advances in the combined mooring and fendering technology. Exploration and exploitation of the continental shelves have also brought about new and challenging problems, developments and solutions. Offshore activities and developments have in fluenced and improved knowledge about both ships and other floating structures which are berthed and/or moored under various environmental conditions. The scope of this ASI was to present recent advances in berth ing and mooring of ships and mooring of floating offshore structures, focusing on models and tools available with a view towards safety and reduction of frequencies and consequences of accidents.

Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures
Author : Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-10-12
ISBN 10 : 9811060894
Pages : 422 pages
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This book introduces readers to various types of offshore platform geometries. It addresses the various environmental loads encountered by these structures, and provides detailed descriptions of the fundamentals of structural dynamics in a classroom style, helping readers estimate damping in offshore structures and grasp these aspects’ applications in preliminary analysis and design. Basic concepts of structural dynamics are emphasized through simple illustrative examples and exercises. Design methodologies and guidelines, which are FORM based concepts, are explained through a selection of applied sample structures. Each chapter also features tutorials and exercises for self-learning. A dedicated chapter on stochastic dynamics helps students to extend the basic concepts of structural dynamics to this advanced domain of research. Hydrodynamic response of offshore structures with perforated members is one of the most recent research applications, and has proven to be one of the most effective means of retrofitting offshore structures. In addition, the book integrates the concepts of structural dynamics with the FORM-evolved design of offshore structures, offering a unique approach. This new edition is divided into seven chapters, each of which has been updated. Each chapter also includes a section on frequently asked Questions and Answers (Q&A), which enhances understanding of this complex subject through easy and self-explanatory text. Furthermore, the book presents valuable content with respect to new and recent research carried out by the author in structural dynamics. All numeric examples have been re-checked with more additional explanations. New exercises have been added to improve understanding of the subject matter. Computer coding is also included (wherever possible) to aid computer-based learning of the contents of the book. The book can serve as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in civil, structural, applied mechanics, mechanical, aerospace, naval architecture and ocean engineering programs. The book can also serve as a text for professional learning and development programs or as a guide for practicing and consulting offshore structural engineers. The contents of this book will be useful to graduate students, researchers, and professionals alike.

Ocean Structures
Author : Srinivasan Chandrasekaran,Arvind Kumar Jain
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2017-01-06
ISBN 10 : 1138031747
Pages : 329 pages
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This book addresses the concepts of material selection and analysis, choice of structural form, construction methods, environmental loads, health monitoring, non-destructive testing, and repair methodologies and rehabilitation of ocean structures. It examines various types of ocean and offshore structures, including drilling platforms, processing platforms and vessels, towers, sea walls and surge barriers, and more. It also explores the use of MEMS in offshore structures, with regard to military and oil exploration applications. Full-color figures as well as numerous solved problems and examples are included to help readers understand the applied concepts.

Materials for Marine Systems and Structures
Author : Dennis F. Hasson,C. R. Crowe
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2013-10-22
ISBN 10 : 1483218325
Pages : 494 pages
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Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Volume 28: Materials for Marine Systems and Structures provides an integrated approach, utilizing the environmental information of the ocean scientists, materials science, and structural integrity principles as they apply to offshore structures and ships. The book discusses the materials and their performance in marine systems and structures; the marine environment; and marine befouling. The text also describes marine corrosion; corrosion control; metallic materials for marine structures; and concrete marine structures. Materials for mooring systems and fracture control for marine structures are also considered. Professional scientists and engineers, as well as graduate students in the fields of ocean and marine engineering and naval architecture and associated fields will find the book useful.

Handbook of Offshore Engineering
Author : Subrata Kumar Chakrabarti
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0080443818
Pages : 661 pages
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Ship-Shaped Offshore Installations
Author : Jeom Kee Paik,Anil Kumar Thayamballi
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2007-01-15
ISBN 10 : 1139462482
Pages : 329 pages
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Ship-shaped offshore units are some of the more economical systems for the development of offshore oil and gas, and are often preferred in marginal fields. These systems are especially attractive to develop oil and gas fields in deep and ultra-deep water areas and remote locations away from existing pipeline infrastructures. Recently, the ship-shaped offshore units have been applied to near shore oil and gas terminals. This 2007 text is an ideal reference on the technologies for design, building and operation of ship-shaped offshore units, within inevitable space requirements. The book includes a range of topics, from the initial contracting strategy to decommissioning and the removal of the units concerned. Coverage includes both fundamental theory and principles of the individual technologies. This book will be useful to students who will be approaching the subject for the first time as well as designers working on the engineering for ship-shaped offshore installations.

Guide to Single Point Moorings
Author : N.A
Publisher : WMooring
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 1482649756
Pages : 329 pages
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Renewable Energies Offshore
Author : C. Guedes Soares
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2015-09-07
ISBN 10 : 1315647850
Pages : 1030 pages
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Renewable Energies Offshore includes the papers presented in the 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2014), held in Lisbon, 24-26 November 2014. The conference is a consequence of the importance of the offshore renewable energies worldwide and an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of information on the dev

Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering
Author : Wei He,Shuzhi Sam Ge,Bernard Voon Ee How,Yoo Sang Choo
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-10-02
ISBN 10 : 1447153375
Pages : 230 pages
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Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering is a comprehensive treatment of marine mechanical systems (MMS) involved in processes of great importance such as oil drilling and mineral recovery. Ranging from nonlinear dynamic modeling and stability analysis of flexible riser systems, through advanced control design for an installation system with a single rigid payload attached by thrusters, to robust adaptive control for mooring systems, it is an authoritative reference on the dynamics and control of MMS. Readers will gain not only a complete picture of MMS at the system level, but also a better understanding of the technical considerations involved and solutions to problems that commonly arise from dealing with them. The text provides: · a complete framework of dynamical analysis and control design for marine mechanical systems; · new results on the dynamical analysis of riser, mooring and installation systems together with a general modeling method for a class of MMS; · a general method and strategy for realizing the control objectives of marine systems with guaranteed stability the effectiveness of which is illustrated by extensive numerical simulation; and · approximation-based control schemes using neural networks for installation of subsea structures with attached thrusters in the presence of time-varying environmental disturbances and parametric uncertainties. Most of the results presented are analytical with repeatable design algorithms with proven closed-loop stability and performance analysis of the proposed controllers is rigorous and detailed. Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering is primarily intended for researchers and engineers in the system and control community, but graduate students studying control and marine engineering will also find it a useful resource as will practitioners working on the design, running or maintenance of offshore platforms.

Offshore Energy Structures
Author : Madjid Karimirad
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2014-12-05
ISBN 10 : 3319121758
Pages : 301 pages
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This book provides all the key information needed to design offshore structures for renewable energy applications successfully. Suitable for practicing engineers and students, the author conveys design principles and best practices in a clear, concise manner, focusing on underlying physics while eschewing complicated mathematical detail. The text connects underlying scientific theory with industry standards and practical implementation issues for offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters and current turbines. Combined concepts such as wave-wind energy platforms are discussed, as well. Coverage of design codes and numerical tools ensures the usefulness of this resource for all those studying and working in the rapidly expanding field of offshore renewable energy.