Best Reference Books – Introduction to Offshore Engineering

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Introduction to Offshore Engineering Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Introduction to Offshore Engineering.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Dynamic Analysis of Offshore Structures” by C A Brebbla and S Walker
2. “Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures” by T Sarapkaya and M Isaacson

“Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures” Book Review: The book offers an excellent introduction to wave forces and offshore structures. The chapters of this book are made up of basic equations and concepts along with the topics like separation and time-dependent flows, waves and wave-structures interactions, wave forces, vortex-induced vibrations, and hydrodynamic damping. The book features many labeled diagrams, formulae, and graphs to illustrate the given content. It will be suitable for the graduate students, researchers, and scientists related to the field of design and construction of offshore structures.

3. “Offshore Structures: Design, Construction and Maintenance” by Mohamed A El-Reedy

Book Review: This book provides description for designing structures and also explains the selection of proper type of off shore structure. The book also covers all types of offshore structures and platforms. The book is useful to engineers and designers who deal with problems like water depth, weather conditions, ocean currents, equipment reliability and accessibility. The book also enables the engineers to perform structural life cycle analysis, implement maintenance plans for topsides and jackets using non destructive testing. The book also contains many easy to understand methods for structural life cycle analysis.

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4. “Offshore Engineering: Development of Small Oilfields” by Goodfellow Associates

“Offshore Engineering: Development of Small Oilfields” Book Review: The book features recent developments in technology and subsea systems. It provides various methods for oil recovery and their economic assessment in the field of operation. The chapters are reader friendly, elaborated, and well-structured. The concepts, methods, and techniques highlighted will be helpful in finding oil and gas in hydrocarbon provinces. The book will be beneficial to all the petroleum explorationists.

5. “Offshore Engineering Electrical” by Michael J Dennis
6. “Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore And Outsourced Development” by Mathai Joseph and Bertrand Meyer
7. “Offshore Structure Modeling” by Subrata K Chakrabarti

“Offshore Structure Modeling” Book Review: The book offers detailed theory of design, construction, instrumentation, testing, and analysis of physical models. The topics like modeling laws, model construction techniques, model testing facility, modeling, and seakeeping tests are thoroughly explained. Each chapter ends the references of the discussed topics in various fields. The content of this book is illustrated with the help of many pictures and diagrams. The book will be appropriate for the engineers and architects active in the fields of research, design, construction, and offshore operations.

8. “Nonlinear Waves and Offshore Structures” by Cheung Hun Kim

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“Nonlinear Waves and Offshore Structures” Book Review: The book presents an introduction about all the basic terms, concepts, and principles of nonlinear waves and offshore structures. The chapters of this book are majorly based on Volterra linear model, linear wave-body interaction, Volterra quadratic model, and universal nonlinear input-output model. The topics featured in this book are thoroughly explained. The book consists of many pictures, diagrams, and graphs. It also contains some experimental details to provide readers with practical knowledge. The book highlights the applications of nonlinear waves in various fields. The book will be an ideal reference for some courses of ocean engineering.

9. “Offshore Geotechnical Engineering” by Randolph

“Offshore Geotechnical Engineering” Book Review: The book begins with the detailed description of topics like offshore environment, offshore site investigation, soil response, and piled foundations. The later section of the book thoroughly explains the topics like shallow foundations, anchoring systems, mobile jack-up platforms, pipeline, riser geotechnics, and geohazards. Lot of figures, flow charts, graphs, and tables are used to explain the featured topics. The latest methods and approaches of modeling are highlighted. This book will be very helpful for the students of geotechnical engineering as well as the professional engineers related to the field offshore industry.

10. “Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction” by Paul A Lynn

“Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction” Book Review: The book begins with a short history related to the wind energy, its implementation, and uses. Moving forward the topics like nature of the wind, turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, electrics, wind farms, and grid integration of wind energy are discussed in detail. The book presents offshore opportunities and challenges related to the fields in which wind energy plays a vital role. The economic and environmental aspects of wind energy are described in this book. The recent developments in wind energy and the related fields are highlighted. The book will be useful for the students and professionals interested in onshore and offshore wind farms.

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People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Dynamic Analysis of Offshore Structures” by C A Brebbla and S Walker, “Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures” by T Sarapkaya and M Isaacson, “Offshore Structures: Design, Construction and Maintenance” by Mohamed A El-Reedy, “Offshore Engineering: Development of Small Oilfields” by Goodfellow Associates, “Offshore Engineering Electrical” by Michael J Dennis, “Software Engineering Approaches For Offshore And Outsourced Development” by Mathai Joseph and Bertrand Meyer, “Offshore Structure Modeling” by Subrata K Chakrabarti, “Nonlinear Waves and Offshore Structures” by Cheung Hun Kim, “Offshore Geotechnical Engineering” by Randolph, “Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction” by Paul A Lynn – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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