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Author Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan, author

Title Design aids of offshore structures under special environmental loads including fire resistance / Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Gaurav Srivastava
Published Singapore : Springer, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Ocean engineering & oceanography, 2194-6396 ; volume 11
Ocean engineering & oceanography ; 11
Contents Intro; Preface; Contents; About the Authors; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Novelty of Offshore Structures; 1.2 Fixed Platforms; 1.3 Compliant Platforms; 1.3.1 Guyed Towers; 1.3.2 Articulated Towers; 1.3.3 Tension Leg Platform; 1.4 Single Point Anchor Reservoir (SPAR); 1.5 Floating Platforms; 1.5.1 Floating Production Storage and Offloading Platform (FPSO); 1.5.2 Semisubmersible; 1.5.3 Jack-up Rigs; 1.5.4 Drill Ships; 1.6 New-Generation Offshore Platforms; 1.7 Buoyant Leg Structures; 1.8 Triceratops; 1.9 Regasification Platforms; 1.10 Environmental Loads and Complexities; 1.11 Wave Loads
1.11.1 Wheelerâ#x80;#x99;s Modifications1.11.2 Chakrabartiâ#x80;#x99;s Modifications; 1.11.3 Pierson-Moskowitz (PM) Spectrum; 1.11.4 Modified PM Spectrum; 1.11.5 ISSC Spectrum (International Ship Structures Congress); 1.11.6 JONSWAP Spectrum (Joint North Sea Wave Project); 1.12 Wind Loads; 1.12.1 Davenport Spectrum; 1.12.2 Harris Spectrum; 1.12.3 Kaimal Spectrum; 1.12.4 API(2000) Spectrum; 1.13 Ice Loads; 1.14 Current Loads; 1.15 Analysis Under Seismic Loads; 1.16 Analysis Under Distinctly High Sea Waves; 1.16.1 Analytical Study; 1.17 Springing and Ringing Waves; 1.18 Blast Loads; 1.18.1 Protected Spaces
1.18.2 Quantification of Blast Loads1.19 Fire Loads; 1.19.1 Types of Fire; 1.20 Research Study 1: Dynamic Analysis of Buoyant Leg Storage and Regasification Platforms (BLSRPs); 1.21 Illustrated Examples; 1.22 Examples on Probability Distributions of Continuous Random Variables; 1.22.1 Normal Distribution; 1.22.2 Exponential Distribution; 1.22.3 Erlang Distribution; 1.22.4 Gamma Distribution; 1.22.5 Weibull Distribution; 1.22.6 Lognormal Distribution; 2 Advanced Structural Analysis; Abstract; 2.1 Unsymmetrical Bending; 2.2 Example Problems on Unsymmetrical Bending; 2.3 Shear Center
2.4 Example Problems on Shear Center2.5 Curved Beams; 2.5.1 Curved Beams with Small Initial Curvature; 2.5.2 Deflection of Curved Beam with Small Initial Curvature; 2.5.3 Curved Beam with Large Initial Curvature; 2.5.4 Circular Cross Section; 2.5.5 Rectangular Cross Section; 2.5.6 T Section; 2.5.7 I Section; 2.5.8 Triangular Cross Section; 2.5.9 Trapezoidal Cross Section; 2.6 Simplified Equations to Estimate Stresses; 2.7 Example Problems in Curved Beams; 2.8 Marine Risers; 2.8.1 Low-Pressure Risers; 2.8.2 High-Pressure Drilling Riser; 2.8.3 Flexible Risers; 2.8.4 Top Tensioned Risers (TTR)
2.9 Members Under Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV)2.10 Research Case Study: Effect of Suppression System on VIV of Spar Cylinder; 3 Fire Safety in Offshore Structures; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Fire and Explosion Characteristics; 3.3 Best Practices in Fire Safety; 3.3.1 Common Mistakes in Fire Accidents; 3.4 Fire Risk; 3.5 Classification of Fire; 3.5.1 Pool Fire; 3.5.2 Jet Fire; 3.5.3 Fire Ball; 3.5.4 Flash Fire; 3.5.5 Minimum Ignition Energy; 3.6 Fire Protection in Offshore Platforms; 3.6.1 Complications in the Fire-Resistant Design; 3.6.2 Firefighting Equipments
Summary This book provides detailed analysis methods and design guidelines for fire resistance, a vital consideration for offshore processing and production platforms. Recent advancements in the selection of various geometric structural forms for deep-water oil exploration and production require a detailed understanding of the design of offshore structures under special loads. Focusing on a relatively new aspect of offshore engineering, the book offers essential teaching material, illustrating and explaining the concepts discussed through many tutorials. It creates a basis for designing new courses for students of ocean engineering and naval architecture, civil engineering, and applied mechanics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. As such, its content can be used for self-study or as a text in structured courses and professional development programs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Offshore structures -- Design and construction.
Offshore structures -- Fires and fire prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Srivastava, Gaurav, author
ISBN 9789811076084 (electronic bk.)
9811076081 (electronic bk.)