Environmental Loads on Ocean Structures

Authored by: Srinivasan Chandrasekaran , Arvind Kumar Jain

Ocean Structures

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498797429
eBook ISBN: 9781315366692
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315366692-3

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Abstract

Behavior of ocean structures under environmental loads is highly complex, not because mathematical models are unable to predict but because of integration of geometric form with that of the response, as in the case of compliant structures, in particular. As it is realized that the design of offshore structures is essentially form dominated, it is imperative to quantify the loads that they encounter during their service life. A variety of environmental loads, being quantified by different theories and empirical relationships, make their understanding confusing. This chapter deals with the estimate of environmental loads on ocean structures along with the explanation of relevant theories used to quantify them.

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