Complex dynamics and chaotic responses in the time domain simulations of a floating structure

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The motion of a moored semi-submersible is modelled using a semi-empirical nonlinear ordinary differential equation. Time domain simulations, guided by the qualitative theory of dynamical systems, illustrate the extremely complex nature of typical responses in regular seas. The importance of nonlinearities is emphasised together with the implications for floating structures in general. © 1988.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, LN; Bishop, SR

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 90

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-8018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0029-8018(88)90020-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus