Methodology and development of dynamically stabilized offshore floating structure : application in tropical region
Velamuri Krishna Chaitanya
Date of Issue2017
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Pertaining to the basic definitions, an offshore structure is a structure designed for an oceanic environment which performs a set of required operations desired by the user. Dynamics is the science of study of motion and forces on an object. Thus, the project emphasizes a detailed feasibility study on the systematic and theoretical analysis of the methods applied on dynamic stabilization of an offshore floating structure and its different applications in the tropical region. The use of dynamic stability shall be discussed and the behavior of the structure in a linear and nonlinear environment shall also be considered. Each of the stabilizing phenomena shall be presented along with the satisfying criteria for a given set of sea state and environmental conditions. The conditions of tropical regions in particular are dealt with and a suitable solution for the stability models shall be established. A topography of the given shape and form shall be established midst different constraints. The parameters of model thus designed shall be studied and presented. The emerging interest towards generation of renewable energy with sources such as wind, wave and tide is responsible for claiming interests to vast areas of marine stretch and this interest is spear heading the search in finding novel methods to manage the platforms on which the energy is being generated. Operating and maintaining marine renewable energy on an offshore structure or floating platform requires suitable stabilized conditions on which the devices can be mounted and accessed. This project emphasizes on detailed feasibility study and systematic analysis of the methods applied on an offshore floating structure. Designing software such as Solid works & Maxsurf are used and criteria satisfying a given set of sea and environmental conditions are developed. In this project the spatial conflict for the equipment mounted on offshore structure is tried to be reduced to enable decision making based on the results obtained through initial simulation through software and thus taking the results into account.