Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures

Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures
Author: Kai-Tung Ma,Yong Luo,Chi-Tat Thomas Kwan,Yongyan Wu
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 012818552X
ISBN 13: 9780128185520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures Book Review:

The mooring system is a vital component of various floating facilities in the oil, gas, and renewables industries. However, there is a lack of comprehensive technical books dedicated to the subject. Mooring System Engineering for Offshore Structures is the first book delivering in-depth knowledge on all aspects of mooring systems, from design and analysis to installation, operation, maintenance and integrity management. The book gives beginners a solid look at the fundamentals involved during mooring designs with coverage on current standards and codes, mooring analysis and theories behind the analysis techniques. Advanced engineers can stay up-to-date through operation, integrity management, and practical examples provided. This book is recommended for students majoring in naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, and allied disciplines in civil or mechanical engineering. Engineers and researchers in the offshore industry will benefit from the knowledge presented to understand the various types of mooring systems, their design, analysis, and operations. Understand the various types of mooring systems and the theories behind mooring analysis Gain practical experience and lessons learned from worldwide case studies Combine engineering fundamentals with practical applications to solve today’s offshore challenges

Handbook of Offshore Engineering

Handbook of Offshore Engineering
Author: Subrata Kumar Chakrabarti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0080443818
ISBN 13: 9780080443812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Offshore Structure Modeling

Offshore Structure Modeling
Author: Subrata Kumar Chakrabarti
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1994-02-21
ISBN 10: 9814502804
ISBN 13: 9789814502801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Offshore Structure Modeling Book Review:

While the existing literature on offshore structures touch on model testing, a comprehensive text discussing the design, construction, instrumentation, testing and analysis of the physical model is lacking. This book fills that vacuum and provides, through its survey of the theoretical and practical aspects of physical modeling, an in-depth coverage of the technology of model testing. Its usefulness runs through the entire field of engineering, reaching far beyond its focus on offshore construction; and its breadth of scope should appeal not only to engineers and naval architects but to scientists interested in structural or hydraulic testing as well. Contents:IntroductionModeling LawsModel Construction TechniquesModel Testing FacilityModeling of EnvironmentInstrumentation and Signal ControlModeling of Fixed Offshore StructuresModeling of Offshore OperationsSeakeeping TestsData Analysis Techniques Readership: Undergraduates and engineers in coastal engineering, naval architects, scientists interested in structural or hydraulic testing. keywords:Physical Modeling;Scaling Laws;Hydrodynamics;Testing Facilities: Instruments;Offshore Structures;Wave Generation;Seakeeping “... a thorough and well-written book ... could only have been written by someone with a wealth of personal experience. The breadth of material in each chapter is truly impressive and valuable; and the abundance of relevant references ... adds considerably to the value of the book. These references will be especially beneficial to those wishing to pursue the individual topics in more detail ... it will serve as a valuable reference to anyone working in this field. It is an important contribution to the field of offshore modelling.” Coastal Engineering

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures
Author: Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 1997-02-13
ISBN 10: 9780471181132
ISBN 13: 0471181137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures Book Review:

Methods and practices for constructing sophisticated prestressedconcrete structures. Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Edition,provides the engineer or construction contractor with a completeguide to the design and construction of modern, high-qualityconcrete structures. This highly practicable new edition of Ben C.Gerwick's classic guide is expanded and almost entirely rewrittento reflect the dramatic developments in materials and techniquesthat have occurred over the past two decades. The first of the book's two sections deals with materials andtechniques for prestressed concrete, including the latest recipesfor high-strength and durable concrete mixes, new reinforcingmaterials and their placement patterns, modern prestressingsystems, and special techniques such as lightweight concrete andcomposite construction. The second section covers application tobuildings; bridges; pilings; and marine structures, includingoffshore platforms, floating structures, tanks, and containments.Special subjects such as cracking and corrosion, repair andstrengthening of existing structures, and construction in remoteareas are presented in the final chapters. For engineers and construction contractors involved in any type ofprestressed concrete construction, this book enables the effectiveimplementation of advanced structural concepts and their economicaland reliable translation into practice.

Offshore Mechanics

Offshore Mechanics
Author: Madjid Karimirad,Constantine Michailides,Ali Nematbakhsh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 1119216621
ISBN 13: 9781119216629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Offshore Mechanics Book Review:

Offshore Mechanics: Structural and Fluid Dynamics for Recent Applications is a textbook which covers theoretical concepts in offshore mechanics with consideration to new applications. Whereas most of the books currently available in the field of offshore mechanics use traditional oil, gas, and ship industry examples in order to explain the fundamentals in offshore mechanics, this book uses more recent applications including offshore wind farms, ocean energy devices, aquaculture, floating bridges and submerged tunnels. Offshore Mechanics: Structural and Fluid Dynamics for Recent Applications covers traditional and more recent methodologies used in offshore structure modelling (including SPH and Hydro-elasticity models). It examines numerical techniques, including computational fluid dynamics and finite element method and includes easy to understand examples.

Geomechanics of Marine Anchors

Geomechanics of Marine Anchors
Author: Charles Aubeny
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1351237357
ISBN 13: 9781351237352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomechanics of Marine Anchors Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive guide for the analysis and design of anchor systems used for mooring offshore floating structures. Much of the experience is based on applications toward the offshore oil and gas industry, but the substantial potential for offshore renewable energy systems is addressed. The major types of anchors are described with respect to their basic design concept, advantages and limitations, appropriate framework for analysis, and observed performance. This book addresses all aspects of anchor behaviour related to anchor design including the installation performance, load capacity, deformation, and structural integrity of the anchor itself. Coverage is also provided of appurtenant components of anchor systems, in particular of anchor line/chain mechanics in the soil and water columns. Much of the material presented represents relatively new developments, including several new anchors which have been developed within the last decade, so the book will provide a useful compendium of information is largely scattered in journals and conference proceedings. This book is intended for engineers engaged in offshore geotechnics and marine engineers involved in mooring system and floating structure design. While the analytical methods presented in this text have a strong theoretical basis, the emphasis is on simplified computational formats accessible to design engineers.

Marine Structures Engineering Specialized Applications

Marine Structures Engineering  Specialized Applications
Author: Gregory Tsinker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461520819
ISBN 13: 9781461520818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Structures Engineering Specialized Applications Book Review:

Marine Structures Engineering is designed to help engineers meet the growing worldwide demand for construction of new ports and the modernization of existing ports and terminals. It provides an authoritative guide to the design, construction, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of port and harbor structures. Each chapter is self-contained, allowing readers to access specific information. The Author draws on his extensive experience in offshore structure and port engineering to demonstrate evaluation, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of in-service marine structures. Also covered in detail are state-of-the-art approaches to: *marine structures in cold regions, with special attention to the role of ice loads, permafrost, and other ice effects *shiplifts, marine railways, shipways, and dry docks *offshore moorings *floating breakwaters *marinas *structures that protect bridge piers from ship impact. Offering practical information on all aspects of marine structures, this book serves as an indispensable resource to all engineers and professionals involved in design, construction, maintenance, and modernization of ports and harbors.

Handbook of Offshore Engineering 2 volume set

Handbook of Offshore Engineering  2 volume set
Author: Subrata Chakrabarti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1321
Release: 2005-06-21
ISBN 10: 0080523811
ISBN 13: 9780080523811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Offshore Engineering 2 volume set Book Review:

* Each chapter is written by one or more invited world-renowned experts * Information provided in handy reference tables and design charts * Numerous examples demonstrate how the theory outlined in the book is applied in the design of structures Tremendous strides have been made in the last decades in the advancement of offshore exploration and production of minerals. This book fills the need for a practical reference work for the state-of-the-art in offshore engineering. All the basic background material and its application in offshore engineering is covered. Particular emphasis is placed in the application of the theory to practical problems. It includes the practical aspects of the offshore structures with handy design guides, simple description of the various components of the offshore engineering and their functions. The primary purpose of the book is to provide the important practical aspects of offshore engineering without going into the nitty-gritty of the actual detailed design. · Provides all the important practical aspects of ocean engineering without going into the ‘nitty-gritty' of actual design details· · Simple to use - with handy design guides, references tables and charts· · Numerous examples demonstrate how theory is applied in the design of structures

Ship Shaped Offshore Installations

Ship Shaped Offshore Installations
Author: Jeom Kee Paik,Anil Kumar Thayamballi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-01-15
ISBN 10: 1139462482
ISBN 13: 9781139462488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ship Shaped Offshore Installations Book Review:

Ship-shaped offshore units are some of the more economical systems for the development of offshore oil and gas, and are often preferred in marginal fields. These systems are especially attractive to develop oil and gas fields in deep and ultra-deep water areas and remote locations away from existing pipeline infrastructures. Recently, the ship-shaped offshore units have been applied to near shore oil and gas terminals. This 2007 text is an ideal reference on the technologies for design, building and operation of ship-shaped offshore units, within inevitable space requirements. The book includes a range of topics, from the initial contracting strategy to decommissioning and the removal of the units concerned. Coverage includes both fundamental theory and principles of the individual technologies. This book will be useful to students who will be approaching the subject for the first time as well as designers working on the engineering for ship-shaped offshore installations.

APAC 2019

APAC 2019
Author: Nguyen Trung Viet,Dou Xiping,Tran Thanh Tung
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1483
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 9811502919
ISBN 13: 9789811502910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APAC 2019 Book Review:

This book presents selected articles from the International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC 2019), an event intended to promote academic and technical exchange on coastal related studies, including coastal engineering and coastal environmental problems, among Asian and Pacific countries/regions. APAC is jointly supported by the Chinese Ocean Engineering Society (COES), the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and the Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers (KSCOE). APAC is jointly supported by the Chinese Ocean Engineering Society (COES), the Coastal Engineering Committee of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), and the Korean Society of Coastal and Ocean Engineers (KSCOE).

Subsea Pipelines and Risers

Subsea Pipelines and Risers
Author: Yong Bai,Qiang Bai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2005-12-05
ISBN 10: 0080524192
ISBN 13: 9780080524191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subsea Pipelines and Risers Book Review:

• Updated edition of a best-selling title • Author brings 25 years experience to the work • Addresses the key issues of economy and environment Marine pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas have become a safe and reliable way to exploit the valuable resources below the world’s seas and oceans. The design of these pipelines is a relatively new technology and continues to evolve in its quest to reduce costs and minimise the effect on the environment. With over 25years experience, Professor Yong Bai has been able to assimilate the essence of the applied mechanics aspects of offshore pipeline system design in a form of value to students and designers alike. It represents an excellent source of up to date practices and knowledge to help equip those who wish to be part of the exciting future of this industry.

Dynamics of Offshore Structures

Dynamics of Offshore Structures
Author: Minoo H Patel
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483163342
ISBN 13: 9781483163345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Offshore Structures Book Review:

Dynamics of Offshore Structures provides an integrated treatment of the main subject areas that contribute to the design, construction, installation, and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. The book begins with an overview of offshore oil and gas development and offshore structures. Separate chapters follow on the ocean environment; basic fluid mechanics; gravity wave theories; fluid loading on offshore structures; hydrostatics and dynamic response of floating bodies; and model testing of offshore structures. This book is prepared with particular emphasis on the fundamentals of oceanography, basic fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics, naval architecture, and structural analysis to meet the needs of students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Basic equations and theoretical results are derived in a rigorous manner but sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design, and certification are also induced to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers seeking a balanced treatment of fundamental and practical issues.

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Engineering

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Engineering
Author: Andrew Palmer
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 9813147806
ISBN 13: 9789813147805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Petroleum Exploration and Engineering Book Review:

This book is an introduction to oil and gas designed to be both accessible to absolute beginners who know nothing about the subject, and at the same time interesting to people who work in one area (such as drilling or seismic exploration) and would like to know about other areas (such as production offshore, or how oil and gas were formed, or what can go wrong). It begins by discussing oil and gas in the broader context of human society, and goes on to examine what they consist of, how and where they were formed, how we find them, how we drill for them and how we measure them. It describes production onshore and offshore, and examines in detail some instructive mishaps, including some that are well known, such as Deepwater Horizon and Piper Alpha, and other lesser known incidents. It looks at recent developments, such as shale oil, and concludes with some speculation about the future. It includes many references for readers who would like to read further. Mathematical content is minimal.

Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures

Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures
Author: Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 9811060894
ISBN 13: 9789811060892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures Book Review:

This book introduces readers to various types of offshore platform geometries. It addresses the various environmental loads encountered by these structures, and provides detailed descriptions of the fundamentals of structural dynamics in a classroom style, helping readers estimate damping in offshore structures and grasp these aspects’ applications in preliminary analysis and design. Basic concepts of structural dynamics are emphasized through simple illustrative examples and exercises. Design methodologies and guidelines, which are FORM based concepts, are explained through a selection of applied sample structures. Each chapter also features tutorials and exercises for self-learning. A dedicated chapter on stochastic dynamics helps students to extend the basic concepts of structural dynamics to this advanced domain of research. Hydrodynamic response of offshore structures with perforated members is one of the most recent research applications, and has proven to be one of the most effective means of retrofitting offshore structures. In addition, the book integrates the concepts of structural dynamics with the FORM-evolved design of offshore structures, offering a unique approach. This new edition is divided into seven chapters, each of which has been updated. Each chapter also includes a section on frequently asked Questions and Answers (Q&A), which enhances understanding of this complex subject through easy and self-explanatory text. Furthermore, the book presents valuable content with respect to new and recent research carried out by the author in structural dynamics. All numeric examples have been re-checked with more additional explanations. New exercises have been added to improve understanding of the subject matter. Computer coding is also included (wherever possible) to aid computer-based learning of the contents of the book. The book can serve as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in civil, structural, applied mechanics, mechanical, aerospace, naval architecture and ocean engineering programs. The book can also serve as a text for professional learning and development programs or as a guide for practicing and consulting offshore structural engineers. The contents of this book will be useful to graduate students, researchers, and professionals alike.

Advances in Berthing and Mooring of Ships and Offshore Structures

Advances in Berthing and Mooring of Ships and Offshore Structures
Author: E. Bratteland
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 501
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400914075
ISBN 13: 9789400914070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Berthing and Mooring of Ships and Offshore Structures Book Review:

Two previous NATO Advanced Study Institutes (ASI) on berthing and mooring of ships have been held; the first in Lisboa, Portugal in 1965, and the second at Wallingford, England in 1973. These ASls have contributed significantly to the under standing and development of fenders and mooring, as have works by Oil Companies International Marine Forum (1978) and PIANC (1984). Developments in ship sizes and building of new specialized terminals at very exposed locations have necessitated further advances in the combined mooring and fendering technology. Exploration and exploitation of the continental shelves have also brought about new and challenging problems, developments and solutions. Offshore activities and developments have in fluenced and improved knowledge about both ships and other floating structures which are berthed and/or moored under various environmental conditions. The scope of this ASI was to present recent advances in berth ing and mooring of ships and mooring of floating offshore structures, focusing on models and tools available with a view towards safety and reduction of frequencies and consequences of accidents.

Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures

Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures
Author: O. Faltinsen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1993-09-23
ISBN 10: 9780521458702
ISBN 13: 0521458706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures Book Review:

After introducing the theory of the structural loading on ships and offshore structures based on the motions of wind, waves and currents, this text demonstrates its applications to conventional and non-conventional sea vessels, including extensive exercises and examples.

Port Designer s Handbook

Port Designer s Handbook
Author: Carl A. Thoresen
Publsiher: Thomas Telford
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780727732286
ISBN 13: 0727732285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Port Designer s Handbook Book Review:

Over the past twenty years there has been considerable improvement and new information in the design of port and berth structures. This handbook reflects the lastest progress and developments in navigation safety, port planning and site selection, layout of container, oil and gas terminals, cargo handling, berth design and construction, fender and mooring principles. It presents guidelines and recommendations for the main items and assumptions in the layout, desing and construction of modern port structures, and the forces and loadings acting on them. The book provides an evaluation of different designs and construction methods for port and berth structures, and recommendations given by the different international harbour standards and recommendations. Practising harbour and port engineers and students will find the handbook an invaluable source of information.

Structural Health Monitoring

Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Moises Rivas-Lopez,Wendy Flores F.,Oleg Sergiyenko
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN 10: 9535132539
ISBN 13: 9789535132530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Structural Health Monitoring Book Review:

Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a new engineering field with a growing tendency, based on technology development focused on data acquisition and analysis, to prevent possible damage in man-made structures and land's natural faults. The data are obtained from sensors and monitoring systems that allow detecting damages on structures, space vehicles, and land natural faults, to model their behavior under adverse scenarios, in order to search the detection of anomalies. Currently, there are many SHM systems with sensors based on different technologies like optical fiber, video cameras, optical scanners, wireless networks, and piezoelectric transducers, among others. In this context, the present book includes selected chapters with theoretical models and applications, to preserve infrastructure and prevent loss of human lives.

Ocean Structures

Ocean Structures
Author: Srinivasan Chandrasekaran,Arvind Kumar Jain
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-01-06
ISBN 10: 1138031747
ISBN 13: 9781138031746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Structures Book Review:

This book addresses the concepts of material selection and analysis, choice of structural form, construction methods, environmental loads, health monitoring, non-destructive testing, and repair methodologies and rehabilitation of ocean structures. It examines various types of ocean and offshore structures, including drilling platforms, processing platforms and vessels, towers, sea walls and surge barriers, and more. It also explores the use of MEMS in offshore structures, with regard to military and oil exploration applications. Full-color figures as well as numerous solved problems and examples are included to help readers understand the applied concepts.

Marine Structural Design

Marine Structural Design
Author: Yong Bai,Wei-Liang Jin
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 0081000073
ISBN 13: 9780081000076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Structural Design Book Review:

Marine Structural Design, Second Edition, is a wide-ranging, practical guide to marine structural analysis and design, describing in detail the application of modern structural engineering principles to marine and offshore structures. Organized in five parts, the book covers basic structural design principles, strength, fatigue and fracture, and reliability and risk assessment, providing all the knowledge needed for limit-state design and re-assessment of existing structures. Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision-making, arctic marine structural development, and the addition of new LNG ship topics, including composite materials and structures, uncertainty analysis, and green ship concepts. Provides the structural design principles, background theory, and know-how needed for marine and offshore structural design by analysis Covers strength, fatigue and fracture, reliability, and risk assessment together in one resource, emphasizing practical considerations and applications Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision making, and new content on arctic marine structural design