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Practical Airgap Prediction for Offshore Structures

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Bert Sweetman

Maritime Systems Engineering Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, Texas 77553, USAe-mail: sweetman@tamu.edu

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(2), 147-155 (May 18, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1710870 History: Received March 29, 2002; Revised August 01, 2003; Online May 18, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Measurement data compared with predictions of maximum airgap demand based on first-order analysis, full second-order theory, and first order with a statistical correction
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Average and worst-behaved observed maxima compared with predictions resulting from Eq. 34 and that worst-behaved seastate
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Measurement data compared with predictions of maximum airgap demand based on various corrections to first-order analysis
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Plan view of Veslefrikk platform and location of airgap probes
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Airgap Variable Definitions

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