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Offshore Operation Facilities by Menglan Duan, Huacan Fang

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1.3. Tides, Currents, and Current Force

The rhythm of the sea tide is variability and periodic. It has an important influence on the planning and the construction of offshore oil engineering and the design, construction, and operation of engineering structures. Current is one of the main dynamic phenomena in the sea. Like wind and waves, it acts on the offshore oil engineering structure directly and has an important influence on the strength and stability of the structure. Therefore, this section will briefly introduce these conditions of the natural marine environment.

1.3.1. Tides

We will start with a review of tides.

1.3.1.1. Basic Concepts

1. Tides and tidal currents
    The phenomenon of the cyclical lifting movement formed by the sea surface ...

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