Analytical Predictions of the Air Gap Response of Floating Structures

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Lance Manuel

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712e-mail: lmanuel@mail.utexas.edu

Bert Sweetman, Steven R. Winterstein

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

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(3), 112-117 (Feb 16, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1372195 History: Received March 01, 2000; Revised February 16, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Definition of the instantaneous air gap, a(t), in terms of the net wave elevation and the net vertical displacement
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Plan view showing four columns of the Troll semi-submersible and the three field points (Nos. 1, 5, and 6) studied
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Veslefrikk air gap response (peak factor in 3 h)—measurements versus analytical predictions at nine different field points for two seastates; Hs=12 and 14 m



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