Parametric influence analyses for umbilical installation in deepwater

Wang, A.-J. and Yang, H.-Z. (2012) Parametric influence analyses for umbilical installation in deepwater. Chuan Bo Li Xue = Journal of Ship Mechanics, 16(3), pp. 226-235.

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The deepwater installation becomes a critical issue for umbilical. The effects of different buoyancy module deployments (different sizes, length and deployment position of buoyancy module) on umbilical installation are discussed in detail. And the effects of wave and current directions are also studied. First, a free hanging catenary umbilical model is constructed on the basis of the catenary equation. Then the dynamic umbilical installation model is built up by applying buoyancy and other loads. According to the comparison and analysis, it is found that the buoyancy module deployment process has great effect on umbilical and so do the wave and current directions. Given the safety of structures, all these parameters should be paid attention to during umbilical installation in deepwater.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yang, Dr Hezhen
Authors: Wang, A.-J., and Yang, H.-Z.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Chuan Bo Li Xue = Journal of Ship Mechanics

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