RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics

A Strip Method for Lateral Drift Force of a Semisubmersible

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C. H. Kim, W. Bao

Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, N.J. 07030

J. Energy Resour. Technol 107(3), 329-334 (Sep 01, 1985) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231195 History: Received February 28, 1984; Revised March 19, 1985; Online October 22, 2009


This paper presents the results of an application of a strip technique for the prediction of the lateral drift forces on a semisubmersible platform floating in oblique regular waves. The method employs Maruo’s formula and source distribution technique, without taking account of the hydrodynamic interaction between the twin hulls and columns of the semisubmersible. Overall the strip technique shows a more favorable correlation with the experimental data than the three-dimensional theory. It is, however, premature to conclude that the technique has been fully validated.

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