Offshore Semi-Submersible Platform Engineering presents a primer to the analysis and design of semi-submersibles platforms in particular while also covering general analysis and design guidelines of offshore compliant platforms. It introduces general structural designs and also examines the details of the various environmental impacts that act upon them, such as fatigue, fire, collisions, and water waves.
- Provides thorough coverage of the dynamic analysis and design of semi-submersibles platforms.
- Assists readers through detailed analysis methods using MATLAB® as well as other computer programs used to carry out structural analysis.
- Explains impact loading and dynamic response through numerical analysis and examines the various factors that affect semi-submersibles.
- Presented in a coursework teaching style, the content is explained in a step-by-step fashion using color figures, photos, screen shots, and illustrations, thereby enabling students, researchers, and practicing engineers to carry out analysis with ease.
Offshore Semi-Submersible Platform Engineering serves as a practical guide for upper-level students and graduates of various engineering disciplines, namely naval architecture, and structural, mechanical, pipeline, and offshore engineering. Further, it can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals, as the book covers a broad range of scholarship and application.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Semi-Submersibles. Reliability and Fatigue Life. Semi-Submersibles Under Impact Loads. Pipe-Laying Barges. References. Index.
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is a full professor of structural engineering in the Dept of Ocean Engg, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He commands a teaching experience of about 28 years, during which he has guided about 30 research thesis. He has authored about 15 textbooks, published by publishers of International repute. He has also published about 160 research papers in the peer-reviewed international journals and refereed conferences. He commands domain expertise in a few areas, namely: Structural dynamics, Reliability and risk assessment, Ocean structures and materials, Advanced structural analysis, and HSE in offshore and petroleum engineering. More details can be seen at http://www.doe.iitm.ac.in/drsekaran