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Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering

  • Gives the reader a complete framework for dynamical analysis and control design of an economically vital class of systems

  • Validates the stability and effectiveness of control strategies by extensive simulation

  • Shows the reader how to overcome common problems involving the structural dynamics and control of marine systems

Book

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 1-13
  3. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 15-22
  4. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 23-39
  5. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 41-70
  6. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 71-96
  7. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 97-117
  8. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 119-142
  9. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 143-162
  10. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 163-212
  11. Wei He, Shuzhi Sam Ge, Bernard Voon Ee How, Yoo Sang Choo
    Pages 213-215
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 217-230

About this book

Introduction

Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering is a comprehensive treatment of marine mechanical systems (MMS) involved in processes of great importance such as oil drilling and mineral recovery. Ranging from nonlinear dynamic modeling and stability analysis of flexible riser systems, through advanced control design for an installation system with a single rigid payload attached by thrusters, to robust adaptive control for mooring systems, it is an authoritative reference on the dynamics and control of MMS. Readers will gain not only a complete picture of MMS at the system level, but also a better understanding of the technical considerations involved and solutions to problems that commonly arise from dealing with them.

The text provides:                                                                                                                                

·         a complete framework of dynamical analysis and control design for marine mechanical systems;

·         new results on the dynamical analysis of riser, mooring and installation systems together with a general modeling method for a class of MMS;

·         a general method and strategy for realizing the control objectives of marine systems with guaranteed stability the effectiveness of which is illustrated by extensive numerical simulation; and

·         approximation-based control schemes using neural networks for installation of subsea structures with attached thrusters in the presence of time-varying environmental disturbances and parametric uncertainties.

Most of the results presented are analytical with repeatable design algorithms with proven closed-loop stability and performance analysis of the proposed controllers is rigorous and detailed.

Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering is primarily intended for researchers and engineers in the system and control community, but graduate students studying control and marine engineering will also find it a useful resource as will practitioners working on the design, running or maintenance of offshore platforms.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

Keywords

Flexible Marine Risers Installation Systems Mooring Systems Offshore Installation Oil Platform Robust Adaptive Control Structural Control

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The National University of Singapore Dept of Electr. & Computer EngineeringSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.The National University of Singapore Dept of Electr. & Computer EngineeringSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.National University of Singapore Centre for Offshore Research & Engin.SingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.National University of Singapore Dept of Civil & Environmental Engin.SingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Dr Wei He received his PhD from Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in 2011, his M.Eng. and B.Eng. degrees both in automatic control from School of Automation Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China, in 2008 and 2006 respectively. He was a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and the Centre for Offshore Research & Engineering (CORE), the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, from January 2011 to March 2012. He is currently working as the Associate Professor at School of Automation Engineering and Robotics Institute, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He is the member of the IEEE and the member of IEEE Control System Society (CSS). He serves as theEditor of Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Springer. His current research interests include marine cybernetics, intelligent control systems and robotics.

Professor Shuzhi Sam Ge obtained his PhD from Imperial College in 1993. He is a member of the Centre for Offshore Research & Engineering (CORE) and Director of the Social Robotics Lab, Interactive Digital Media Institute, NUS. He has (co)-authored 5 books in robotics and intelligent control, and edited a book on autonomous robots, and over 180 international journal papers. In Scopus index, his total number of citations excluding self citations is 3650, and his H-index is 35. He has experience of managing multi-million dollar projects across University, Research Institute and Industry for successful and smooth delivery, were recognized by the National Technology Award in 1999 for a SMART robotic system, and the Temasek Young Investigator Award in 2002 for Intelligent Control of Unmanned Vehicles.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC and IET. He served as the Vice President of Technical Activities, 2009-2010, and the Vice President for Membership Activities, 2011-2012, IEEE Control Systems Society. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Social Robotics. He has served/been serving as an Associate Editor for a number of flagship journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, and Automatica. He serves as an Editor of the Taylor & Francis Automation and Control Engineering Series. He researches in intelligent control and its applications including electromechanical systems, flexible marine riser, subsea installation, HDDs, robotic manipulators, and general nonlinear systems. He also provides technical consultancy to industrial and government agencies.

Dr Bernard Voon Ee How received the Ph.D. and B.Eng. (Hons) degrees, both in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the NUS in 2010 and 2005 respectively. He is currently Research Engineer with Keppel Offshore and Marine Technology Center (KOMtech) where he is heading the Control group. He is executive member of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Singapore Chapter since 2010. He was Research Fellow with the Centre for Offshore Research and Engineering (CORE), Department of Civil Engineering (CE), NUS, 2010.  For the entire duration of his PhD candidature at the Department of ECE, he was concurrently employed as a Research Engineer at the CORE, CE, NUS. He was a recipient of the Training Attachment Program funding by the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore under the Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering Technologies program. He worked 5 months offshore on pipe laying barge DB 60, J. Ray McDermott in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina in 2004.


Professor Yoo Sang Choo is the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Chair Professor and Director (Research), CORE at National University of Singapore. He is Immediate Past President of The Institute of Marine Engineering Science & Technology (IMarEST) from March 2009. The Institute was established in London in 1889, and is the leading international membership body and learned society for marine professionals, with over 15,000 members worldwide.
He worked on structural behaviour of deepsea production systems before joining VO Offshore (U.K.) to design floating and fixed offshore structures. He returned to Singapore in 1984 and worked for McDermott South East Asia on the design, analysis and installation of offshore platforms. He joined the National University of Singapore in 1987, and served as Director of CAE/CAD/CAM Centre from 1995 to 1999.
He served in many international scientific/technical committees and organized conferences and workshops. He is a Past President of the Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS). He is member of IIW Sub-commission XV-E: Tubular Structures, and Chairman of Singapore Mirror Committee for ISO TC67 SC7 for offshore structures. He is a member of Standing Committee in International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress. He is a recipient of various recognitions, including Lifetime Achievement Award-Maritime Academics, ISOPE Awards, Stanley Gray Award, IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award, James Watt Medal and Stanley Gray Medal. He is Honorary Fellow of SSSS, Fellow of IMarEST and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Chartered Engineer (in UK) and Professional Engineer (in Singapore). He has served as technical consultant in major offshore projects, and led or participated in international joint industry projects.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering
  • Authors Wei He
    Shuzhi Sam Ge
    Bernard Voon Ee How
    Yoo Sang Choo
  • Series Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5337-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5336-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7227-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5337-5
  • Series ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-1577
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control and Systems Theory
    Offshore Engineering
    Solid Mechanics
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