Accession Number : ADA234851


Title :   Strategies for Nonlinear Analysis of Marine Structures


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CBI RESEARCH CORP PLAINFIELD IL


Personal Author(s) : Chakrabarti, Subrata K.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA234851


Report Date : AUG 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 367


Abstract : This report extensively reviews the state of the art of available and emerging techniques for determining extreme responses of nonlinear marine structures and systems. The contents may be categorized into two parts. The first presents the nonlinear characteristics of wave induced forces and corresponding structural responses. The other discusses the extreme value analysis of nonlinear systems relevant to offshore and marine structural design. Generic procedures for the nonlinear analysis of marine structures were reviewed. Discussions of non-Gaussian random processes and the use of extreme value statistics are included. Methods that may be applied to the probability analysis of extreme events were investigated. Different types of nonlinear behavior of interest for various classes of offshore structures were studied. Various statistical analysis methods are summarized and their applicability, assumptions and limitations are discussed.


Descriptors :   *STATE OF THE ART , STATISTICS , NONLINEAR SYSTEMS , STRUCTURAL RESPONSE , RESPONSE , STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING , NONLINEAR ANALYSIS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , STATISTICAL PROCESSES , MARINE ENGINEERING , OFFSHORE STRUCTURES , PROBABILITY , BEHAVIOR


Subject Categories : STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
      MARINE ENGINEERING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE