Physical Modeling of Wind Load on a Floating Offshore Structure

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Bertrand Bobillier

Offshore Model Basin, Escondido, CA 92029

Subrata Chakrabarti

Offshore Structure Analysis, Plainfield, IL 60544e-mail: chakrab@aol.com

Poul Christiansen

Kvaerner E&C, Perth, WA 6000, Australia

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(4), 170-176 (Jul 02, 2001) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1410102 History: Received October 20, 2000; Revised July 02, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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PSD of the wind load from an in-place test
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Time histories from an in-place test
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Slow-drift oscillation due to wind
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General view of ducted fan
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Controllable blades of the fan
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Time histories of wind load and speed
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PSD of the wind speed from an in-place test



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