Effects of irregular nonlinear ocean waves on the dynamic performance of an example jack-up structure during an extreme event

Jalal Mirzadeh, Mehrdad Kimiaei, Mark Jason Cassidy

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Abstract

In this paper, the effects of the nonlinearity and irregularity of ocean waves on the nonlinear dynamic response of a jack-up structure are investigated. A finite element model of a sample jack-up platform is formulated in USFOS to include the effect of material and geometrical nonlinearity and spudcan-soil-structure nonlinear interactions. Second-order NewWave and Constrained NewWaves are developed to simulate the nonlinearity of ocean waves. The nonlinear water surface and water particle kinematics for a typical extreme wave condition are estimated and implemented in the developed model, and the results are compared in terms of deck displacements. The results obtained from the analyses indicate that the inclusion of wave nonlinearity and irregularity for the studied case produces a considerable increase in the deck displacements and in the probability of failure of the sample jack-up structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-162
JournalMarine Structures
Volume49
Early online date14 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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