Parametric studies of guyed tower platforms

D G Owen, Y. J. Shi

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Abstract

A parametric study presented in this paper has investigated the interactions between structural properties and dynamic response for a guyed tower platform. The finite element method is introduced to simulate the guyed tower motion response under various environmental conditions. The structural parameters which could significantly influence the motion response are the objectives to be investigated. The topside weight, guyline restraints and P-? or B-? effects are the vital aspects. A number of model tests were conducted to support and verify the theoretical predictions. The analysis concluded that the guyline stiffness is the most important characteristic which determines the guyed tower motion response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Volume113
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1991

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