Tension Leg Platform: A State of the Art Review
American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 1989 - Technology & Engineering - 340 pages
Prepared by the Task Group on Compliant Offshore Platforms of ASCE.
This report considers the analysis and design of tension leg platforms (TLPs), systems with many components that influence the analysis and design of other components. The design of TLPs tends to be an iterative process that involves many engineering discipline, but this report focuses on only five: hydrodynamics, structural mechanics, environmental considerations, materials selection, and model testing. Chapters explains basic principles and provide enough information for designers, yet each chapter can also stand alone.