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Offshore mechanics : structural and fluid dynamics for recent applications

Year: 2018
Language: english
Author: Madjid Karimirad
Genre: Textbook
Publisher: Wiley
Edition: 1
ISBN: 9781119216629
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Number of pages: 297
Description: Offshore industry has seen rapid development in recent years. New marine structures have emerged in different fields such as offshore oil and gas, marine renewable energy, sea transportation, offshore logistics and sea food production. As a result, new concepts and innovative offshore structures and systems have been proposed for use in the oceans. An obvious need exists for a book which provides the capabilities and limitations of theories and numerical analysis methods for performing dynamic analysis for the case of recent applications in offshore mechanics. This book covers the needs for the required analysis and design of offshore structures and systems. Particular emphasis has been given to recent applications in offshore engineering. This includes ship‐shaped offshore structures, fixed bottom and floating platforms, ocean energy structures and systems (wind turbines, wave energy converters and tidal turbines) and multipurpose offshore structures and systems. Theoretical principles are introduced, and simplified mathematical models are presented. Practical design aspects for various offshore structures are presented with handy design guides and examples. Each example is followed with an analytical or a numerical solution. Additionally, special attention has been paid to present the subject of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element methods (FEM) that are used for the high fidelity numerical analysis of recent applications in offshore mechanics. The book provides insight into the philosophy and power of numerical simulations and an understanding of the mathematical nature of the physical problem of the fluid–structure interaction, with focus on offshore applications.
The book helps students, researchers and engineers with a mid-level engineering background to obtain insight on theories and numerical analysis methods for the structural and fluid dynamics of recent applications in offshore mechanics. The main key feature of the book is using “new” applications for describing the theoretical concepts in offshore mechanics. Furthermore, the present book not only covers traditional methodologies and concepts in the field of offshore mechanics, but also includes new approaches such as novel CFD and FEM techniques. Nowadays, due to the rapid increase of computational resources, offshore industry is using various advanced CFD and FEM tools to design offshore structures. Therefore, qualified graduated students and engineers need to be familiar with both traditional methodologies and new methods applied in offshore mechanics proper for recent applications. The book helps engineers and researchers in the field of offshore mechanics to become familiar with recently applied trends and methodologies.


About the Authors
1 Preliminaries
2 Offshore Structures
2.1 Ship‐shaped Offshore Structures
2.2 Oil and Gas Offshore Platforms
2.3 Offshore Wind Turbines
2.4 Wave Energy Converters
2.5 Tidal Energy Converters
2.6 Combined Offshore Energy Systems
2.7 Multipurpose Offshore Structures and Systems
2.8 Submerged Floating Tunnels
2.9 Floating Bridges
2.10 Aquaculture and Fish Farms
3 Offshore Environmental Conditions
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Wave Conditions
3.3 Wind
3.4 Currents
3.5 Joint Distribution of Waves and Winds
3.6 Oceanographic and Bathymetric Aspects
3.7 Scour and Erosion
3.8 Extreme Environmental Conditions
3.9 Environmental Impact of Offshore Structures’ Application
4 Hydrodynamic and Aerodynamic Analyses of Offshore Structures
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Wave Kinematics
4.3 Wave Loads on Offshore Structures
4.4 Tides and Currents Kinematics
4.5 Current Loads on Offshore Structures
4.6 Wind Kinematics
4.7 Wind Loads on Offshore Structures
4.8 Aerodynamic Analysis of Offshore Wind Turbines
5 Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
5.1 Background
5.2 Structural Analysis of Beams
5.3 Mathematical Models for Structural Dynamics of Beams
5.4 Frame Structures and Matrix Analysis
5.5 Plate Theories
6 Numerical Methods in Offshore Structural Mechanics
6.1 Structural Dynamics
6.2 Stress Analysis
6.3 Time‐Domain and Frequency‐Domain Analysis
6.4 Multibody Approach
6.5 Finite Element Method
6.6 Nonlinear Analysis
6.7 Extreme Response Analysis and Prediction
6.8 Testing and Validation of Offshore Structures
6.9 Examples
7 Numerical Methods in Offshore Fluid Mechanics
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Potential Flow Theory Approach
7.3 CFD Approach
8 Mooring and Foundation Analysis
8.1 Mooring Considerations
8.2 Soil Mechanics
8.3 Foundation Design


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