1st Edition

Very Large Floating Structures

Edited By C.M. Wang, E. Watanabe, T. Utsunomiya Copyright 2008
    252 Pages
    by CRC Press

    252 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Groundbreaking and comprizing articles by expert contributors, this volume provides a comprehensive treatment of VLFSs and their relationship with the sea, marine habitats, the pollution of costal waters and tidal and natural current flow.

    It looks in-depth at:

    • VLFS and the colonization of ocean space with their appearance in the waters off developed coastal cities

    • wave properties, which is essential for estimating the loading on the VLFS as well as for modelling structure-fluid interactions

    • hydroelastic and structural analysis of VLFS at an overall level and the cell level

    • the analysis and design of breakwaters

    • simulation models to understand the actual flow of water through the VLFS and to determine the drift forces for the mooring systems

    • anti-corrosion and maintenance systems

    • new research and developments, with emphasis on the Mega-Float, a 1 km long floating test runway.

    Well-illustrated with photographs, drawings, equations for mathematical modelling and analysis and extensively referenced, Very Large Floating Structures is ideal for professionals, academics and students of civil and structural engineering.

    1. Colonization of the Ocean and VLFS Technology  2. Wave Phenomenon and Properties  3. Hydroelastic Analysis of VLFS  4. Structural Analysis and Design of VLFS  5. Analysis and Design of Station Keeping Systems  6. Analysis and Design of Breakwaters  7. Model Experiments for VLFS  8. Maintenance and Anti-Corrosion Systems  9. Research and Developments of VLFS


    Chien Ming Wang is a Professor of Civil Engineering and the Engineering Science Programme at the National University of Singapore.

    Eiichi Watanabe is a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan.

    Tomoaki Utsunomiya is an Associate Professor of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering at Kyoto University, Japan.