Title

The Application of Hert'z Contact Theory to the Problem of an Offshore Structure Entering the Seabed

Abstract

This paper treats the problem of the penetration of a cylindrical leg of a fixed offshore structure into the sea. The problem is taken as a classic contact problem where the seabed is flat and two cases of structure geometry are considered. Comparisons of the flat and hemispherical bottom geometries indicate that the hemispherical geometry requires 2/3 the load of the flat bottom. This results leads to a preliminary conclusion that a hemispherical geometry is more efficient for initial penetration. © 1985.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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