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Title: Development of design evaluation methods of a multi-purpose semi-submersible in hydrodynamic and structural aspects
Author: Lee, Yongwon
ISNI:       0000 0004 2679 3467
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2009
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The demand for floating offshore platforms has been increased dramatically in the last decade as the sectors for oil/gas exploration and production are moving into remote areas and deeper waters. Semi-submersible platforms are floating offshore systems which are designed to have very low vertical motion responses in seaways. Over the last several years their popularity has rebounded due to the demand from industry. The MultiPurpose Semi-Submersible concept could be considered as one of the preferred floating offshore units in the near future because of considerably acceptable its motion performances and the competitive design for productivity. This thesis describes effective design evaluation methods and tools for the Multi-Purpose Semi-Submersible platform suitable for use at a preliminary design stage in hydro-structural aspects together with the validation of the proposed design by means of the assessment of the safety against design requirements and failure due to excessive maximum load effects.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
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