Free vibration analysis and shape optimization of offshore tubular structures

Datta, A K and Sivaprasad, S and Prasad, P (2017) Free vibration analysis and shape optimization of offshore tubular structures. Journal of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 59(3) . pp. 133-141.

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The minimum natural frequency of a structure should be higher than the predominant excitation frequencies in order to prevent resonance. This may be achieved by the use of structural shape optimization procedures in which shape or thickness of the components of the structures are varied to achieve a specific objective satisfying certain constraints. The offshore structures should experience minimal movement to provide a stable workstation for operations. This paper presents applications in determining frequencies, and mode shapes of different tubular offshore structures. The model is used as a basis for optimizing separately natural frequencies of tubular towers. The orientations of bracings are arranged in the form of isogrid configuration to optimize the static and dynamic characteristics of tower assemblies. A series of detailed numerical analysis of braced tubular structures subjected to ocean waves loading is performed for different shapes and bracing arrangement using general purpose software (SAP 2000). Finally an optimized tower shape with bracing arrangement is expressed in explicit form based on the results of numerical investigations of the non-linear behavior of tubular tower. The objective of this work is to develop and demonstrate the use of a robust and inexpensive computational procedure for finding the shape and thickness variation of optimal cross section of vibrating tubular structure for maximization of the fundamental frequency.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Offshore structure, 3D tubular model.
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7854
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:07 Aug 2018 16:30
Last Modified:07 Aug 2018 16:46
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