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Optimization of Gravity Structures from a Hydrodynamic Point of View

AuthorsOortmerssen, G. van, Boreel, L. J.
Conference/JournalOffshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, Texas, USA
Date1 May 1975
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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