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Partial Reconstruction of Wavelet Transforms: A Technique for Quantifying Amplitude Envelopes of Riser Response Modes

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J. A. Pelstring, E. E. Waller, D. A. Jordan, R. W. Miksad

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 125(4), 225-233 (Oct 01, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1603310 History: Received January 15, 2002; Revised January 12, 2003; Online October 01, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Extracted modes of synthesized signal in Fig. 4
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Example acceleration fluctuations measured from the Schiehallion drilling riser with corresponding fourier and wavelet analysis. Case 1: X acceleration at L/4. Case 2: Y acceleration at L/2.
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Amplitude envelopes obtained from Case 1 using partial reconstruction of the windowed regions of the wavelet transform presented in Fig. 8
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Amplitude modulated cosine waves with amplitude envelopes measured from wavelet ridge extraction (a)fm/fc=0.1,(b)fm/fc=0.25
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Amplitude modulated cosine waves with amplitude envelopes measured from the inverse wavelet transform (a) fm/fc=0.1, (b) fm/fc=0.25
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Methodology for synthesis of a test signal
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Synthesized signal having characteristics representative of a riser response
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Wavelet transform of synthesized signal in Fig. 4 depicting isolation of modes
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Measured amplitude envelopes of mode six

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