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RR177 - Review of structural modelling of deep water jack up structures

The objective of this study was to develop an understanding of the possible failure modes of such structures and to prepare a basis for the fundamental modelling of the dynamic interaction of the structure, loading and foundations of jack-up structures on a generic basis. The work presented in this report is concerned with the determination of the non-linear response of jack-up structures to dynamic loading. The analysis includes nonlinearities in the structure, the loading and the interaction between the structure and the seabed.

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Updated 2009-05-05