1st Edition

Nonlinear Dynamics of Compliant Offshore Structures

By Patrick Bar-Avi, Haym Benaroya Copyright 1997

    This monograph provides a general background to the modelling of a special class of offshore structures known as compliant structures. External forcing is resisted by buoyancy and tension forces which increase when the structure is slightly offset from its equilibrium. The technical development given in this book is presented in such a way as to highlight the adaptability of the modelling, and the reader is shown how the techniques described can be applied to a variety of different offshore structures. 

    Preface, Acknowledgments, 1: Theoretical Background: The General Model, 2: Articulated Towers, 3: Tension Leg Platforms, 4: Risers with Flowing Fluid, 5: Possible Future Studies, References, Index


    Patrick Bar-Avi