Redesign of Submerged Structures by Large Admissible Perturbations

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Vincent Y. Blouin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0921 e-mail: vblouin@clemson.edu

Michael M. Bernitsas

Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2145 e-mail: michaelb@umich.edu

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(3), 103-111 (Apr 11, 2001) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1382594 History: Received March 02, 2000; Revised April 11, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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(a) Beam finite element model (50 beam elements), and (b) plate finite element model (40×12 plate elements)
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Partial view of the cross section—match between plate finite element model and beam finite element model
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Cantilever beam model and node numbers
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Submerged structure and external conditions
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Response amplitude under excitation (magnified)
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Tubular beam finite element in local coordinate system




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