Journal of Engineering Mathematics

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 379–387

Tensor Properties of Added-mass and Damping Coefficients


DOI: 10.1007/s10665-004-6090-6

Cite this article as:
Sadeghi, K. & Incecik, A. J Eng Math (2005) 52: 379. doi:10.1007/s10665-004-6090-6


It has been shown that in the context of a linear theory for a floating body with six degrees of freedom each of the 6× 6 added-mass and damping matrices contains three distinct Cartesian second-order tensors in regard to translational, rotational and interaction between translational and rotational oscillations. As a result of this, a new technique based on the transformation law of second-order tensors is introduced for motion analysis of offshore platforms which can be used as an alternative to the common methods in offshore engineering.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Marine Science and TechnologyUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneU.K.