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March 25, 2018 , , ,
Junbo Jia ... 740 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (February, 2017) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319403575 - ISBN-13: 978-3319403571 ...

This book presents a comprehensive topical overview on soil dynamics and foundation modeling in offshore and earthquake engineering. The spectrum of topics include, but is not limited to, soil behavior, soil dynamics, earthquake site response analysis, soil liquefactions, as well as the modeling and assessment of shallow and deep foundations. The author provides the reader with both theory and practical applications, and thoroughly links the methodological approaches with engineering applications. The book also contains cutting-edge developments in offshore foundation engineering such as anchor piles, suction piles, pile torsion modeling, soil ageing effects and scour estimation. The target audience primarily comprises research experts and practitioners in the field of offshore engineering, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Susan Gourvenec, David White ... 934 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (October, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415584809 - ISBN-13: 978-0415584807 ...

Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II comprises the Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG), organised by the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS) and held at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth from 8 – 10 November 2010. The volume addresses current and emerging challenges facing those working in offshore geotechnics, spanning construction, design and research. Keynote papers with authors from industry and academia describe the state-of-the-art of practice and theory. A further 117 peer-reviewed papers describe emerging research, new design techniques and recent case studies related to the frontiers of offshore geotechnical engineering. The themes of the papers include geohazards, gas hydrates, in situ site characterisation and pore pressure measurement, site investigation, soil characterisation, foundations for renewable energy, shallow foundations, jack-up units, piled foundations, anchoring systems, pipelines and risk and reliability. New and established design methods representing industry best practice are discussed alongside new construction technologies and emerging research ideas. Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art reference for professionals and researchers in offshore, civil and maritime engineering and for soil mechanics specialists.

Richard Lunniss, Jonathan Baber ... 536 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (March, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415459869 - ISBN-13: 978-0415459860 ...

Immersed tunnels have been around for more than a century but remain a relatively unknown form of tunnel construction. For waterway crossings they are an effective alternative to bored tunnels and bridges, particularly in shallower waters, soft alluvial soils, and earthquake-prone areas. Successful implementation requires a thorough understanding of a wide variety of civil engineering disciplines and construction techniques. Immersed Tunnels brings together in one volume all aspects of immersed tunnels from initial feasibility and planning, through design and construction, to operation and maintenance. The book presents design and construction principles to give a full appreciation not only of what is involved in an immersed tunnel scheme but also how potential problems are dealt with and overcome. It examines important factors that have to be considered, particularly environmental implications and mechanical and electrical systems. It also gives practical examples of how specific techniques have been used in various projects and highlights issues that designers and constructors should be aware of. In addition, the book discusses operation and maintenance and reviews contractual matters. These aspects are described from the viewpoint of two experienced practitioners in the field who have a wealth of experience on immersed tunnel projects worldwide. As tunnels are increasingly being adopted as engineering solutions around the world, this unique and extensively illustrated reference explores the wide variety of immersed tunnel techniques available to designers and constructors. It provides essential insight for anyone involved, or seeking to be involved, with immersed tunnel projects.

Mark G. Alexander ... 504 pages - Publisher: Woodhead Publishing; 1st edition (July, 2016) ... Language: English -ISBN-10: 0081009054 -ISBN-13: 978-0081009055 ...

Marine Concrete Structures: Design, Durability and Performance comprehensively examines structures located in, under, or in close proximity to the sea. A major emphasis of the book is on the long-term performance of marine concrete structures that not only represent major infrastructure investment and provision, but are also required to operate with minimal maintenance. Chapters review the design, specification, construction, and operation of marine concrete structures, and examine their performance and durability in the marine environment. A number of case studies of significant marine concrete structures from around the world are included which help to reinforce the principles outlined in earlier chapters and provide useful background to these types of structures. The result is a thorough and up-to-date reference source that engineers, researchers, and postgraduate students in this field will find invaluable. Covers, in detail, the design, specification, construction, and operation of marine concrete structures * Examines the properties and performance of concrete in the marine environment * Provides case studies on significant marine concrete structures and durability-based design from around the world.

William O. McCarron ... 352 pages -Publisher: J. Ross Publishing; (March, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1604270098 - ISBN-13: 978-1604270099 ...

Practicing engineers in the offshore engineering industry will find in this contributed handbook practical information on current oil field production development practices for foundations and subsea flowlines. The technical challenges associated with deepwater developments have led to significant innovations. The contributors are practicing engineers and academics who have been at the forefront of offshore geotechnic development for several decades. Until the 1980s, the most common design concerns for offshore foundation and pipeline engineering were associated with extreme storm loadings, earthquakes, mudflows, fatigue, and installation activities. Engineers today face additional concerns, including: submarine slope failures, thermal buckling of pipelines, catenary riser interaction with the seafloor, vortex induced vibration of flowlines, shallow water flows encountered during drilling operations, and thermal interaction of pipelines with permafrost. Deepwater Foundations and Pipeline Geomechanics describes recent advances in geophysical data acquisition and evaluation as they relate to offshore developments, as well as foundation and pipeline design considerations. The presentation is focused on deepwater geotechnics as well as subsea and Arctic pipeline design considerations, but engineers will find much of it applicable to other situations. Key Features: --Describes deepwater foundation issues and the corresponding site investigation requirements --Illustrates the use of integrated geophysical studies in field architecture planning, geohazard investigations, planning geotechnical investigations and foundation selection --Demonstrates the application of centrifuge modeling techniques for soil-structure interaction and introduces the application of risk analysis to foundation design with example applications --Discusses geomaterial models and features necessary for their successful application to various foundation problems and includes illustrative examples for suction piles, flowline-soil interaction and more --WAV offers downloadable spreadsheets to calculate soil-pipe interaction responses, spreadsheets demonstrating reliability calculations, color versions of geophysical profiles, and example Abaqus analysis input files for analyzing lateral buckling of subsea flowlines, available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at jrosspub.com

Junbo Jia ... 848 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (October, 2016) ...
Language: English - ASIN: B01LXEKPZ9 by Amazon Digital Services ...

This book addresses applications of earthquake engineering for both offshore and land-based structures. It is self-contained as a reference work and covers a wide range of topics, including topics related to engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural engineering, as well as special contents dedicated to design philosophy, determination of ground motions, shock waves, tsunamis, earthquake damage, seismic response of offshore and arctic structures, spatial varied ground motions, simplified and advanced seismic analysis methods, sudden subsidence of offshore platforms, tank liquid impacts during earthquakes, seismic resistance of non-structural elements, and various types of mitigation measures, etc. The target readership includes professionals in offshore and civil engineering, officials and regulators, as well as researchers and students in this field.

March 17, 2017 , ,
S. Chandrasekaran, A. K. Jain ... 343 pages - Publisher: CRC Press (December, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1498797423 - ISBN-13: 978-1498797429 ...

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.

R. P. Loweth ... 428 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (May, 1997) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 940106461X - ISBN-13: 978-9401064613 ...

Discussing all aspects of offshore surveying in a single volume, this book provides all algorithms necessary to develop complete software suites, and gives a large number of quality control criteria. It is invaluable to professional surveyors, offshore engineers and geophysicists, providing them with a wealth of data in a single volume. It is also a valuable reference work for hydrographic surveyors, seismic navigators and operations geophysicists. This book brings together information on spheroids, datums, projections and binning; gives a complete listing of UKOOA P1/90 and P2/91 formats for data transfer; a field guide to the calibration of radio navigation systems and compasses, acoustic and laser measuring devices; GPS, including calibration, use and differential techniques; field manual for quality control of all aspects of offshore surveying; listing of typical specifications for inclusion in survey contracts; and a comprehensive glossary of relevant terms for offshore surveying.

December 08, 2016 , ,
Qiang Bai, Yong Bai ... 824 pages - Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 1st edition (March, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0123868882 - ISBN-13: 978-0123868886 ...

As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, pipeline engineers and designers are confronted with new problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility. Subsea Pipeline Design, Analysis and Installation is based on the authors' 30 years of experience in offshore. The authors provide rigorous coverage of the entire spectrum of subjects in the discipline, from pipe installation and routing selection and planning to design, construction, and installation of pipelines in some of the harshest underwater environments around the world. All-inclusive, this must-have handbook covers the latest breakthroughs in subjects such as corrosion prevention, pipeline inspection, and welding, while offering an easy-to-understand guide to new design codes currently followed in the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, and other countries. *** Gain expert coverage of international design codes * Understand how to design pipelines and risers for today's deepwater oil and gas * Master critical equipment such as subsea control systems and pressure piping.

Edmund Wittbrodt, Marek Szczotka, Andrzej Maczynski, Stanislaw Wojciech ... 
252 pages - Publisher: Springer; (September, 2014) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 3642444911 - ISBN-13: 978-3642444913 ...

With contributions from leading experts in a high-profile field, this collection introduces a range of problems in offshore technology, as well as detailing ways of modeling the dynamics of machines commonly used in this environmentally sensitive industry. This book describes new methods developed for modelling dynamics of machines commonly used in the offshore industry. These methods are based both on the rigid finite element method, used for the description of link deformations, and on homogeneous transformations and joint coordinates, which is applied to the modelling of multibody system dynamics. In this monograph, the bases of the rigid finite element method  and homogeneous transformations are introduced. Selected models for modelling dynamics of offshore devices are then verified both by using commercial software, based on the finite element method, as well as by using additional methods. Examples of mathematical models of offshore machines, such as a gantry crane for Blowout-Preventer (BOP) valve block transportation, a pedestal crane with shock absorber, and pipe laying machinery are presented. Selected problems of control in offshore machinery as well as dynamic optimization in device control are also discussed. Additionally, numerical simulations of pipe-laying operations taking active reel drive into account are shown.

October 01, 2016 , ,
Minoo H. Patel ... 408 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (January, 2014) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1483130924 - ISBN-13: 978-1483130927 ...

Exploitation of oil and gas reserves from hydrocarbon reservoirs below the sea bed has increased rapidly since the 1960s. However, the wide range of subject areas within ocean engineering has posed problems in the teaching of students because it involves reference to textbooks on many disciplines including corrosion metallurgy, meteorology, process engineering and even marine biology. In this textbook, the author aims to present an integrated treatment of the main subject areas which contribute to the design, construction, installation and operation of fixed and floating offshore structures. It emphasizes the fundamentals of oceanography, fluid mechanics, wave theory, hydrodynamics and structural analysis for students reading ocean engineering or naval architecture at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Sections on model testing, full-scale measurements, design and certification are also included to ensure that the book is of value to professional engineers.

September 30, 2016 , ,
N. D. P. Barltrop, A. J. Adams ... 740 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3rd edition (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ASIN: B01DRY795Y by Amazon Digital Services ...

Dynamics of Fixed Marine Structures, Third Edition proves guidance on the dynamic design of fixed structures subject to wave and current action. The text is an update of the ""UR8"" design guide ""Dynamics of Marine Structures"" with discussion of foundations, wind turbulence, offshore installations, earthquakes, and strength and fatigue. The book employs analytical methods of static and dynamic structural analysis techniques, particularly the statistical and spectral methods when applied to loading and in the calculating dynamic responses. The statistical methods are explained when used to wave, wind, and earthquake calculations, together with the problems encountered in actual applications. Of importance to fixed offshore platforms are the soil properties and foundation covering soil behavior, site investigation, testing, seabed stability, gravity structures, and the use of single piles. Methods of forecasting, measuring, and modeling of waves and currents are also presented in offshore structure construction. Basic hydrodynamics is explained in understanding wave theory, and some description is given to forecasting of environmental conditions that will affect the structures. The effects of vortex-induced vibrations on the structure are explained, and the three methods that can prevent vortex-induced oscillations are given. Wind turbulence or wind loads are analyzed against short natural period or long natural periods of structures. The transportation of offshore platforms, installation, and pile driving, including examples of the applications found in the book, are given as well. The guide is helpful for offshore engineers, designers of inshore jetties, clients needing design and analysis work, specialists related to offshore structural engineering, and students in offshore engineering.

April 14, 2016 , ,
D. V. Reddy, A. S. J. Swamidas ... 
684 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (June, 2013) ...
Language: English - ISBN-10: 1420068822 - ISBN-13: 978-1420068825 ... 

Essentials of Offshore Structures: Framed and Gravity Platforms examines the engineering ideas and offshore drilling platforms for exploration and production. This book offers a clear and acceptable demonstration of both the theory and application of the relevant procedures of structural, fluid, and geotechnical mechanics to offshore structures. It makes available a multitude of "solved problems" and "sample problems to solve" which give readers a strong understanding of the analysis and design of steel-framed and base-supported concrete gravity offshore structures. The book highlights sensible engineering applications for offshore structural design, research, and development; it can also be useful to those working in the design industry.

The user will have a detailed overview of the various structures used in the offshore environment and the preliminary costing factors that will influence their choice for the site. + Analytical principles emphasized in the book will help the user to clearly comprehend the various issues that need to be taken into account in the analysis and design of an offshore structure, using the API code. + The book includes extensive worked-out problems and sample problems for use by the students and instructors, with a Solution Manual. + The seabed pile/gravity foundation analyses and design are clearly outlined with their embedment characteristics and problems worked out. + A global description of environmental forces has been given that includes those due to wave, wind, current, tides, earthquakes, ice floe/sheet action, and limit ice-load on Arctic structures. + The book outlines the various factors that influence the material choice for offshore structures including fatigue and corrosion of the platforms in the ocean environment. Separate chapters detail the factors that influence the pile embedment and concrete gravity foundation characteristics, material choice including fatigue and corrosion, estimation of ocean environmental forces that will be exerted on the offshore structures, and the analysis fundamentals that the reader needs to possess. The last two chapters give detailed insights into the analysis and design of framed and concrete gravity platform offshore structures using API code procedures. Overall, this book is a comprehensive presentation of the analysis and design of steel and concrete offshore structures.

Junbo Jia ... 250 pages - Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3642318533 - ISBN-13: 978-3642318535 ...

This book focuses on the application of earthquake engineering to offshore infrastructures. It is self-contained as a reference work and covers a wide range of topics, including seismology, geotechnical engineering, and marine structural engineering, as well as special chapters on tsunamis, the seismic performance of arctic structures, and the sudden subsidence of platforms. The target readers include professionals in offshore and civil engineering, officials and regulators, as well as researchers and students in this field.

January 14, 2016 , ,
James F. Wilson ... 344 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 2nd edition (October, 2002) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471264679 - ISBN-13: 978-0471264675 ...

Unique, cutting-edge material on structural dynamics and natural forces for offshore structures: Using the latest advances in theory and practice, Dynamics of Offshore Structures, Second Edition is extensively revised to cover all aspects of the physical forces, structural modeling, and mathematical methods necessary to effectively analyze the dynamic behavior of offshore structures. Both closed-form solutions and the Mathematica(r) software package are used in many of the up-to-date example problems to compute the deterministic and stochastic structural responses for such offshore structures as buoys; moored ships; and fixed-bottom, cable-stayed, and gravity-type platforms. Throughout the book, consideration is given to the many assumptions involved in formulating a structural model and to the natural forces encountered in the offshore environment. These analyses focus on plane motions of elastic structures with linear and nonlinear restraints, as well as motions induced by the forces of currents, winds, earthquakes, and waves, including the latest theories and information on wave mechanics. Topics addressed include multidegree of freedom linear structures, continuous system analysis (including the motion of cables and pipelines), submerged pile design, structural modal damping, fluid-structure-soil interactions, and single degree of freedom structural models that, together with plane wave loading theories, lead to deterministic or time history predictions of structural responses. These analyses are extended to statistical descriptions of both wave loading and structural motion. Dynamics of Offshore Structures, Second Edition is a valuable text for students in civil and mechanical engineering programs and an indispensable resource for structural, geotechnical, and construction engineers working with offshore projects.

July 25, 2015 , ,
Mohamed A. El-Reedy ...
664 pages - Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing; 1st edition (July 31, 2012)
Language: English - ISBN-10: 012385475X - ISBN-13: 978-0123854759

With most of the easy gas and oil reserves discovered and prices rebounding, companies are now drilling far offshore in extreme weather condition environments. As deepwater wells are drilled to greater depths, engineers and designers are confronted with new problems such as water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability, and well accessibility. Offshore Structure Design, Construction and Maintenance covers all types of offshore structures and platforms employed worldwide.

The ultimate reference for selecting, operating and maintaining offshore structures, this book provides a road map for designing structures which will stand up even in the harshest environments. The selection of the proper type of offshore structure is discussed from a technical and economic point of view. The design procedure for the fixed offshore structure will be presented and how to review the design to reach the optimum solution. Nonlinear analysis (Push over) analysis will be presented as a new technique to design and assess the existing structure. Pile design and tubular joint with the effect of fatigue loading will be presented also from a theoretical and a practical point of view.

With this book in hand, engineers receive the most up-to-date methods for performing a structural life cycle analysis; implement maintenance plans for topsides and jackets, using non destructive testing. Under water inspection is discussed for hundreds of platforms in detail. Advanced repair methodology for scour, marine growth and damaged or deteriorating members are discussed. Risk based under water inspection techniques are covered from a practical pint of view. In addition, the book will be supported by an online modeling and simulation program with will allow designers to save time and money by verifying assumptions online.
    One stop guide to offshore structure design and analysis + Easy to understand methods for structural life cycle analysis + Expert advice for designing offshore platforms for all types of environments + Save time and money by verifying designs online.

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