Damage localization of marine risers using time series of vibration signals

Liu, H., Yang, H. and Liu, F. (2014) Damage localization of marine risers using time series of vibration signals. Journal of Ocean University of China, 13(5), pp. 777-781. (doi:10.1007/s11802-014-2257-6)

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Based on dynamic response signals a damage detection algorithm is developed for marine risers. Damage detection methods based on numerous modal properties have encountered issues in the researches in offshore oil community. For example, significant increase in structure mass due to marine plant/animal growth and changes in modal properties by equipment noise are not the result of damage for riser structures. In an attempt to eliminate the need to determine modal parameters, a data-based method is developed. The implementation of the method requires that vibration data are first standardized to remove the influence of different loading conditions and the autoregressive moving average (ARMA) model is used to fit vibration response signals. In addition, a damage feature factor is introduced based on the autoregressive (AR) parameters. After that, the Euclidean distance between ARMA models is subtracted as a damage indicator for damage detection and localization and a top tensioned riser simulation model with different damage scenarios is analyzed using the proposed method with dynamic acceleration responses of a marine riser as sensor data. Finally, the influence of measured noise is analyzed. According to the damage localization results, the proposed method provides accurate damage locations of risers and is robust to overcome noise effect.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yang, Dr Hezhen
Authors: Liu, H., Yang, H., and Liu, F.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Journal of Ocean University of China
ISSN (Online):1993-5021
Published Online:06 July 2014

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