CURRENT-INDUCED BENDING MOMENTS IN LAYING OFFSHORE PIPELINE

In a theoretical study on the effects of hydrodynamic forces on that portion of a pipeline which hangs unsupported between the ocean bottom and the point of contact with a straight stinger of known slope, approximate solutions were obtained for the deflection equations by neglecting the component of current velocity in the pipelaying plan for the cases in which the pipe undergoes small deflections and for cases with and without applied tension. The maximum bending moments obtained from the approximate solution were compared with the maximum bending moments obtained by numerical integration of the deflection equations and with the maximum bending moments obtained by neglecting the hydrodynamic forces altogether.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ASME Petroleum Division-Pressure Vessels and Piping Division Joint Conference, Dallas, Texas, Sept. 22-26, 1968.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ASME Petroleum Div-Press Ves & Pip Div Joint Conf

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  • Authors:
    • Garcia, D J
    • Wilhoit, J C
    • Merwin, J E
  • Publication Date: 1968-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME #68-Pet-6 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1974 12:00AM