Multiaxial fatigue analysis of the stress joint for a deepwater steel catenary riser

Zheng, W. and Yang, H. (2011) Multiaxial fatigue analysis of the stress joint for a deepwater steel catenary riser. Harbin Gongcheng Daxue Xuebao = Journal of Harbin Engineering University, 32(11), pp. 1422-1427. (doi:10.3969/j.issn.1006-7043.2011.11.005)

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Abstract

The object of this paper is to present a more accurate and useful method for fatigue analysis and life prediction for a stress joint of a deepwater steel catenary riser. The stress joint was used to connect the riser and platform, and it was subjected to ocean environmental loadings and erosion; thus, the fatigue problem is critical. First, global time domain dynamic analysis of the steel catenary riser was performed, and then local analysis was performed for the stress joint. Finally, the fatigue life of the stress joint was evaluated according to the multiaxial fatigue theory, and a preliminary parametric study was also carried out. Results show that taking stress value of the structure as the only criterion is not enough, and fatigue analysis is necessary when the structure is subjected to an alternating load. Compared with uniaxial analysis, multiaxial fatigue analysis can reflect the damage of the structure more realistically. Especially for deepwater steel catenary risers, multiaxial fatigue problems should be given close attention.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yang, Dr Hezhen
Authors: Zheng, W., and Yang, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Harbin Gongcheng Daxue Xuebao = Journal of Harbin Engineering University
Publisher:Editorial Board of Journal of Harbin Engineering
ISSN:1006-7043

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