Hydrodynamic damped pitch motion of tension leg platforms

M. R. Tabeshpour; B. Ataie Ashtiani; M. S. Seif; A. A. Golafshani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , June 2013, , Pages 91-98

  Because of fluctuation in leg tension, pitch motion is very effective fatigue and life safety of leg elements in tension leg structures (TLSs). In this paper an exact solution for pitch vibration of a TLS interacting with ocean wave is presented. The legs of TLP are considered as elastic springs. The ...  Read More