The random environment of offshore systems

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Abstract

The analysis of the dynamical behavior of systems in ocean waves is an important part in offshore engineering. While a characterization of the response of a linearized model can be obtained in frequency domain, it has to be noted that offshore systems usually include components with nonlinear behavior. The systematic analysis of the nonlinear dynamics of floating structures is often facilitated by additional assumptions. One common example is the use of deterministic (harmonic) waves. Even though periodic waves may be a reasonable simplification for many applications, sea waves in general are usually better described by a spectral or probabilistic approach. This paper addresses different methods of describing random forces for the analysis of floating structures. Examples show the effects of different wave models on the analysis of a simple floating structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
PublisherWiley-VCH
Pages663-664
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventAnnual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 27 Mar 200631 Mar 2006

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period27/03/0631/03/06

Fields of Expertise

  • Sonstiges

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)
  • Theoretical

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