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Marine Structural Design Calculations

Book Description

The perfect guide for veteran structural engineers or for engineers just entering the field of offshore design and construction, Marine Structural Design Calculations offers structural and geotechnical engineers a multitude of worked-out marine structural construction and design calculations. Each calculation is discussed in a concise, easy-to-understand manner that provides an authoritative guide for selecting the right formula and solving even the most difficult design calculation.

Calculation methods for all areas of marine structural design and construction are presented and practical solutions are provided. Theories, principles, and practices are summarized. The concentration focuses on formula selection and problem solving. A “quick look up guide”, Marine Structural Design Calculations includes both fps and SI units and is divided into categories such as Project Management for Marine Structures; Marine Structures Loads and Strength; Marine Structure Platform Design; and Geotechnical Data and Pile Design. The calculations are based on industry code and standards like American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as institutions like the American Petroleum Institute and the US Coast Guard. Case studies and worked examples are included throughout the book.



  • Calculations are based on industry code and standards such as American Society of Civil Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Complete chapter on modeling using SACS software and PDMS software
  • Includes over 300 marine structural construction and design calculations
  • Worked-out examples and case studies are provided throughout the book
  • Includes a number of checklists, design schematics and data tables

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Author
  6. Preface
  7. 1. Introduction to Offshore Structures
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 History of offshore structures
    3. 1.3 Overview of field development
    4. 1.4 Types of offshore platforms
    5. 1.5 Types of offshore structures
    6. Further reading
  8. 2. Engineering Management for Marine Structures
    1. 2.1 Overview of field development
    2. 2.2 FEED engineering phase
    3. 2.3 Detail engineering phase
    4. 2.4 Engineering design management
    5. Further reading
  9. 3. Offshore Structures’ Loads and Strength
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Gravity load
    3. 3.3 Wind load
    4. 3.4 Offshore loads
    5. 3.5 Earthquake load
    6. 3.6 Ice loads
    7. 3.7 Other loads
    8. 3.8 Design for ultimate limit state
    9. 3.9 Collision events
    10. 3.10 Material strength
    11. 3.11 Cement grout
    12. Further reading
  10. 4. Offshore structures design
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Guide for preliminary design
    3. 4.3 Structure analysis
    4. 4.4 Dynamic structure analysis
    5. 4.5 Cylinder member strength
    6. 4.6 Tubular joint design
    7. 4.7 Fatigue analysis
    8. 4.8 Topside design
    9. 4.9 Bridges
    10. 4.10 Vortex-induced vibration
    11. Further reading
  11. 5. Helidecks and boat landing design
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Helideck design
    3. 5.3 Design load conditions
    4. 5.4 Boat landing design
    5. 5.5 Riser guard
    6. Further reading
  12. 6. Geotechnical data and piles design
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Geotechnical investigation
    3. 6.3 Soil tests
    4. 6.4 In-situ testing
    5. 6.5 Soil properties
    6. 6.6 Pile foundations
    7. 6.7 Pile wall thickness
    8. 6.8 Pile drivability analysis
    9. 6.9 Soil investigation report
    10. 6.10 Composite pile
    11. 6.11 Mud mat design
    12. Further reading
  13. 7. Construction and installation lifting analysis
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Construction procedure
    3. 7.3 Engineering the execution
    4. 7.4 Construction process
    5. 7.5 Installation process
    6. 7.6 Lifting analysis
    7. Further reading
  14. 8. SACS Software
    1. 8.1 Introduction
    2. 8.2 In-place analysis
    3. 8.3 Defining member properties
    4. 8.4 Input the load data
    5. 8.5 Output data
    6. 8.6 Dynamic analysis
    7. 8.7 Seismic analysis
    8. 8.8 Collapse analysis
    9. 8.9 Loadout
    10. 8.10 Sea fastening
    11. 8.11 Fatigue analysis
    12. 8.12 Lifting analysis
    13. 8.13 Flotation and upbending
    14. 8.14 On-bottom stability
    15. 8.15 Launch analysis
    16. 8.16 Summary
    17. 8.17 Fatigue analysis
  15. Appendix. Assignment
  16. Index