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API RP 2A

API RP 2A

API RP 2A

(OP)
Is there any text book which explains and provides worked out examples for designing off shore structures with API RP 2A?  Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.

RE: API RP 2A

most of the RP2A requirements are now performed by software.
It appears that you may be starting to work on offshore structures..so you will most likelyt be using softwre like SACS, STRUCAD, SESAM or others..
In these softwares, you will be able to perform all analyses and code checking through software built-in capabilities.
For more detailed studies, you can get a book called "Dynamics of Offshore Structures" but that is a high level analysis background

HTH

RE: API RP 2A

(OP)
Thank you very much for your response.  Before embarking on SACS, STRUCAD etc - I would like to learn something about wave analysis.  Can you please advice me if there is any simplified book with explanation available on this subject?

RE: API RP 2A

A simple book to read on the subject is:

"The Structural Design of Offshore Jackets" by Dr W. Visser.

ISBN: 1 870553 16 0

It gives a simple explanation of wave loads and gives ways of calculating wave loads on offshore structures relatively quickly so you can check the answers given by your software.

RE: API RP 2A

(OP)
Thank you for the suggestion.  Unfortunately that book is out of stock at this moment.  Hopefully I will get the opportunity to read this book in the near future.

RE: API RP 2A

am,

Did you try the website bookfinder.com ?  They find new and used books, I've had pretty good luck with finding books I've needed.

RE: API RP 2A

Research Engineers, makers of STAAD.Pro, has a wave load generator. Check their website for documentation. They explain all the theory involved.

RE: API RP 2A

(OP)
I highly appreciate your valuable suggestions.  I am going to explore those avenues.

RE: API RP 2A

(OP)
I tried www.bookfinder.com, but I am unsuccessful in locating the book so far.  Probably I should try technical library of local universities.

Thank you again for the tip.

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