Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 87–92 | Cite as

Response-based analysis for Tension Leg Platform

  • Yongjun Chen
  • Dagang Zhang


The typical industry practice for Tension Leg Platform (TLP) design focuses on a conventional short-term design recipe, which assumes that an N-year design environment leads to an N-year response. In the response-based design method, the TLP is designed to withstand N-year responses rather than respond to N-year environmental conditions. In this paper, we present an overview and a general procedure for the response-based design method and use a case study to compare the critical TLP responses between the two methods. The results of our comparison show that the conventional short-term design method often contains an element of conservatism and that the response-based design method can reduce the design conditions and thereby achieve cost savings.


response-based design long-term response short-term response deepwater floating platform tension leg platform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DMAR Engineering, Inc.HoustonUSA

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