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Air Gap Response of Floating Structures: Statistical Predictions Versus Observed Behavior

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Steven R. Winterstein, Bert Sweetman

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(3), 118-123 (Mar 20, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1377867 History: Received March 10, 2000; Revised March 20, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Comparison of observed and predicted heave motion spectra
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Ordered (fractile) crest data; location 7 (platform center)
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Ordered (fractile) crest data; location 5
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Ordered (fractile) crest data; location 1
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Theory versus data: absolute wave amplification
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|Hnet(T)|=amplitude of transfer function from input undisturbed wave to output net wave ηnet in the presence of the structure. Predictions are from first-order diffraction analysis.
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Theory versus data: relative wave amplification
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Plan view of Veslefrikk platform and location of air gap probes
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Concurrent crest data; location 7 (platform center)
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Concurrent crest data; location 5
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Concurrent crest data; location 1

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