Extreme-response analysis of jack-up platforms

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Abstract

The extreme wave and current response of a typical North Sea jack-up drilling platform has been calculated using nonlinear, stochastic, time-domain analysis techniques. A statistical treatment of the response-time histories has been performed. Appropriate probability distributions have been fitted to simulated response amplitudes and extrapolated to determine extreme values in storms of 3 or 6 h duration. Nonlinear geometric effects and dynamic effects are also addressed. The results of the nonlinear time-domain analyses are compared to the results of more simplified methods used in jack-up designs. © 1990.

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Kjeøy, H., Bøe, N. G., & Hysing, T. (1989). Extreme-response analysis of jack-up platforms. Marine Structures, 2(3–5), 305–334. https://doi.org/10.1016/0951-8339(89)90038-5

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