Study on the hydrodynamic characteristics of a marine riser under periodic pulsation disturbance

In this paper, the hydrodynamic forces and vortex distributions of a riser subjected to a non-uniform flow generated by an upstream oscillating wing structure are simulated using high-precision code Incompact3d combined with immersed boundary method. The effects of in-line and transverse positions, oscillating frequency and amplitude on riser performance have also been discussed. It is found that with the increase of in-line spacing or the decrease of oscillation frequency and transverse positions, the time-averaged drag coefficient of riser changes from the negative values to positive values. The time-averaged lift coefficient of riser is generally insensitive to oscillation frequency. However, it shows a large shift when changing the transverse positions or the amplitude of the wing is larger than π/6. Moreover, for various in-line positions, oscillating frequency and amplitude, the vortex shedding of the rigid riser, indicated by the main frequency of lift force, is always locked by the oscillating wing. However, when the transverse position is changing, the ratio of main frequency of lift coefficient to the swing frequency does not still remain 1:1. More concretely, the maximum time-averaged drag coefficient and lift coefficient Root-mean-square value of 0.559 and 1.629 is obtained in the simulation respectively.


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  • Accession Number: 01767085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2021 4:13PM