A three-dimensional geometrically nonlinear analysis of pipelaying in an ocean environment

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Abstract

A three-dimensional analysis for pipelines suspended the between ocean floor and a laying barge or a stinger is presented. The analysis performed is capable of handling not only variations in bending stiffness, weight and buoyancy, crosscurrents and lateral bay drift, but also the effects of external hydrostatic pressure and buckling of the pipes. For this purpose a total Lagrangian geometrically nonlinear analysis is performed using a special element for oriented bodies in space. Examples are given which demonstrate the versatility of the analysis proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume103
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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