Dr Subrata K Chakrabarti from Offshore Structure Analysis Inc, USA visited WIT to present a short course entitled Dynamics of Floating Structures.
The course had two main objectives:
1. To provide a basic understanding of wave hydrodynamics and wave structure interaction with particular emphasis to floating structure dynamics.
2. To gain experience with design analysis, computation, software, model testing and interpretation of results.
Each day a lecture was presented on a theoretical topic identified in the course outline. Subsequently, a discussion was made with relevant design calculation and use of wave tank data. Applicability in design and limitations of the formulas were discussed and demonstrated with the help of design charts.
Over a period of three days lectures were presented on the following topics:
Dr Subrata K Chakrabarti is the president of Offshore Structure Analysis Inc and the past Director of Marine Research Division of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company. He has over 30 years’ experience in offshore structure design and analysis, and has been involved in the development of many offshore production structures. He has published over 150 technical papers and has written four textbooks.