Accession Number : ADA314016

Title :   Stochastic Nonlinear Dynanics of Floating Structures.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 94-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ

Personal Author(s) : Benaroya, H.

PDF Url : ADA314016

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 237

Abstract : A nonlinear stochastic dynamic model is developed using a variational mechanics formulation for an articulated tower in the ocean. Forcing is due to waves, current and wind. Various response cases are included, such as beating and chaotic.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, *OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, OCEAN WAVES, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, OCEAN CURRENTS, TIME DEPENDENCE, CHAOS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, WIND, DAMPING, VORTEX SHEDDING, MONTE CARLO METHOD, TOWERS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FRICTION, HYDRODYNAMICS, VARIATIONAL PRINCIPLES, BUOYANCY, LAGRANGIAN FUNCTIONS, FLOATING BODIES.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE