method for analyzing the stresses induced in a submarine pipeline during installation utilizes finite difference equations and load deflection curves to form a mathematical model of the pipeline-stinger-lay barge system from the deck of the barge to the sea floor. Examples are given of contemporary problems and possible future deep-water pipelines. Field tests with 1 in. and 2.5 in. pipe under varying tension are described, and results are compared with theoretical deflections. The basic equations and their derivations are presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference held in Houston, Texas, April 22-24, 1970.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference (2nd)

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Wilkins, J R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 11-20
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM