Introduction to Offshore Platforms.- Environmental Forces.- Introduction to Structural Dynamics.- Damping in Offshore Structures.- Hydrodynamic Response of Perforated Offshore Members.- Introduction to Stochastic Dynamics.- Applications in Preliminary Analysis and Design.- References.- Index.
Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is a faculty member of the Department of Ocean Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He has 23 years of teaching, research and industrial experience, during which he has supervised many sponsored research projects and offshore consultancy assignments both in India and abroad. His current areas of research are dynamic analysis and design of offshore platforms, development of geometric forms of compliant offshore structures for ultra-deep water oil exploration and production, sub-sea engineering, rehabilitation and retrofitting of offshore platforms, structural health monitoring of ocean structures, seismic analysis and design of structures, and risk analyses and reliability studies of offshore and petroleum engineering plants. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the invitation of the Ministry of Italian University Research to the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, for a two-year period, during which he condu cted research on the advanced nonlinear modeling and analysis of structures under different environment loads with experimental verifications. He has published 110 research papers in international journals and refereed conferences organized by professional societies around the world. He has also authored three textbooks which are quite popular among graduate students of civil and ocean engineering. He is a member of many national and international professional bodies and has delivered many invited lectures and keynote addresses at international conferences, workshops and seminars organized in India and abroad.