International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE)


Vol. 18, No. 2  June 2008


Table of Contents


Advanced Technologies for Cruising AUV URASHIMA ..... 81
Taro Aoki, Satoshi Tsukioka, Hiroshi Yoshida, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Shojiro Ishibashi, Takao Sawa, Akihisa Ishikawa, Junichiro Tahara, Ikuo Yamamoto and Makoto Ohkusu
Robust-to-Modeling-Uncertainties Nonlinear Control Design for Offshore Structures ..... 91
Alexandros A. Taflanidis, James L. Beck and Demos C. Angelides
Vortex-induced Vibration Super-Upper Response Branch Boundaries ..... 99
Brad Stappenbelt and Farhad Lalji
Performance Prediction of Surface-Piercing Bodies in Numerical Towing Tank ..... 106
Sakir Bal
Coupled Mini-TLP Barge Response in Random Seas ..... 112
Chen Xie, John M. Niedzwecki and Per Teigen
Code Verification of Unsteady Flow Solvers with Method of Manufactured Solutions ..... 120
L. Eca and M. Hoekstra
Experimental Study on Interaction Between Flow Current and Cage Structure ..... 127
Ray-Yeng Yang, Shu-Jing Jan, Hwung-Hweng Hwung, Li-An Kuo, Chen-Lin Teng and Herve Capart
Effect of Buffer Bow Structure in Ship-Ship Collision ..... 133
Yasuhira Yamada, Hisayoshi Endo and Preben Terndrup Pedersen
Fully Stochastic Fatigue Analysis for FPSO Based on Shipyard Practices ..... 142
Joonmo Choung and Ki-Young Yoon

Evaluation of Welding Procedures and Consumables for Hyperbaric GMAW for Diverless Retrofit Tee Hot-Tap Applications

..... 149

Neil Woodward, Hans Fostervoll, Odd M. Akselsen, Carl Henrik Ahlen, Jan Olav Berge and Mike Armstrong

Dissociation Behavior of Hydrate Core Sample Using Thermodynamic Inhibitor—Part 2: Experimental Investigation Using Long Core Samples

..... 156
T. Kawamura, Y. Sakamoto, M. Ohtake, Y. Yamamoto, H. Haneda and T. Komai
Correction ..... 160