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Launching analysis of a jacket platform
, Kathiroli S., Chitra E.V.
Published in
1996
Volume: 23
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 81 - 87
Abstract
Launching of an offshore jacket platform is an important operation in its installation. It is essential to predict the actual trajectory of the platform during launching operations to ensure that the jacket retains stability without striking the seabed. This paper describes the theoretical background and development of a software for such a launching analysis. The computer software JPLAT aims to carry out the analysis during various phases of the launching operations. It determines the jacket trajectory, the barge - trim angle and the additional buoyancy needed for smooth launching. The paper also reports the application of the software to a practical case-study.
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JournalJournal of Structural Engineering (Madras)
ISSN09700137
Open AccessNo