BMT Fluid Mechanics compiles data and information about a wide range of topics related to the ocean environment and offshore installation / vessel design issues for its clients. Some of these have been made available in the public domain.
First published in 1986, this book contains significant wave height and zero crossing period statistics for 104 sea areas covering the world's oceans. The wave height/period scatter tables contained in the book derive from visual observations reported by merchant vessels of the Voluntary Observing Fleet, but quality controlled and quality enhanced by BMT's well-validated NMIMET procedure. Visual observations are a globally homogeneous set of wind/wave observations with a long observational history to give reliable climatic statistics.
Based on an earlier review performed for the UK Health & Safety Executive (HSE), and initially reported in HSE Offshore Technology Report OTO 2000/123, this CD-ROM covers the same technical issues as the report, but additionally offers a summary of salient legislation, and a set of structured summary tables and hyperlinks. These tables and links help the user to identify key technical issues, to understand relationships between them and their significance in design.
A CD-ROM describing a series of scale model tests to investigate the stability of a jack-up during a wet tow in severe seas. The tests considered both major waterline damage and flooding of internal compartments, with the aim of identifying limiting conditions for capsize. The behaviour of the test model was then compared with predictions made using a conventional stability analysis. Also reported in HSE Offshore Technology Report OTO 2000 59.