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Coupled Analysis of a Spar Structure: Monte Carlo and Statistical Linearization Solutions

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Pol D. Spanos

Rice University, Houston, TX 77005e-mail: Spanos@rice.edu

Rupak Ghosh

Rice University, Department of Civil Engineering, Houston, TX 77005e-mail: RGhosh@Technip.com

Lyle D. Finn

Technip, 11700 Old Katy Rd, 150 Houston, TX 77079e-mail: LFinn@Technip.com

John Halkyard

Technip, 11700 Old Katy Road, 150, Houston, TX 77079e-mail: JHalkyard@Technip.com

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 127(1), 11-16 (Mar 23, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1862253 History: Received January 08, 2004; Revised November 05, 2004; Online March 23, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
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Comparison of the pitch responses
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Comparison of the heave responses
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Comparison of the surge responses
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Time histories comparison of heave; Comparison of the surge responses
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Time histories comparison of surge
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Probability density of the pitch response
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Probability density of the heave response
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Probability density of the surge response
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PSD of the pitch response and moment
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PSD of the heave response and force
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PSD of the surge response and force
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(a) Truss Spar; (b) Simplified 3-d-o-f model of Spar; (c) Preload and the frictional force at the interface
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Variation of frictional coefficient
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Mooring line load-displacement plot for different vertical displacements

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