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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE