Optimization of Gravity Structures from a Hydrodynamic Point of View
Author G. van Oortmerssen and L. J. Boreel (Netherlands Ship Model Basin NSMB)
Title Optimization of Gravity Structures from a Hydrodynamic Point of View
Conference/Journal Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston
Paper no. OTC1975-2404
Year 1975

Abstract
In this paper the influence of the geometry of gravity type platforms on wave loads is discussed. Results are given of wave load computations for a systematic series of platforms in a water depth of 150 meter. These results apply to regular as well as to irregular waves both for survival and operational conditions, and show clearly the possibility of geometry optimization with respect to hydrodynamic loads.

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