Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures, Second Edition

Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures, Second Edition

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The leading authority in the field offers a unique and comprehensive treatment of the construction aspects of offshore structures, rather than the more commonly addressed design considerations. Extensively updated, this second edition provides a new chapter on extending offshore technologies to inland waterways and emphasizes recent advances-including floating structures, deep-water structures, ice-resistant structures, and bridge foundations. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures details all the particulars of building in a marine environment, including construction equipment, marine operations, installing piles, pipelines, and cables, steel and concrete offshore platforms, and underwater repairs. Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures provides an essential reference to engineers in the oil and service industries and to marine construction planners, designers, and contractors. New in the second edition: How the physical environment and geotechnical conditions affect construction Increased attention to protecting the natural environment and compliance with regulatory provisions Recent developments in positioning, instrumentation, and underwater inspection, plus a new section on concrete and steel floating structures and installing permanent moorings Expanded treatment of deep water bridge piers as well as locks and dams on major rivers.Divers release seafastenings, then flood base; open vent lines for air escape between buoy and riser less than 45Ad. ... Flood lower tank to bring assembly to vertical. FIGURE 13.3.8 Installation of SALM: steps 3 through 6. ... descent is kept low, dynamic forces are accommodated, and control is maintained, even to the extent that the process is reversible by ejecting the water from a buoy by compressed air.

Title:Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures, Second Edition
Author:Cliff Gerwick
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-01-01


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