Offshore crane non-linear stochastic response: novel design and extreme response by a path integration

Oleg Gaidai*, Daniil Yurchenko, Renchuan Ye, Xiaosen Xu, Junlei Wang

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In this paper, the novel pendulum tuned mass damper model has been suggested as a potential practical engineering modification to an existing offshore crane setup. A number of potential numerical singularities have been circumvented and substantial numerical model accuracy has been reached. Main application of this study would be extreme value statistics, in case of e.g. extreme weather conditions causing collision between vessel and payload. Next, extreme statistics of random vibrations has been studied in this paper for a suggested pendulum tuned mass damper model under white noise excitation. Restoring force has been modelled as the elastic non-linear, and numerical comparison has been performed with the linearised restoring force model case to see the force non-linearity effect on the vessel payload response statistics. The statistics of non-linear case has been studied by applying the path integration method, based on the Markov property of the coupled dynamic system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1294-1300
Number of pages7
JournalShips and Offshore Structures
Issue number6
Early online date20 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2022


  • extreme value statistics
  • FFT
  • non-linear restoring force
  • Offshore crane
  • path integration
  • pendulum tuned mass dampers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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