ANALYTICAL STUDY OF CONTROLLED BUOYANCY IN LAYING DEEP-SEA PIPELINES

The application of active and passive buoyance control as an aid to deep marine pipelines has been quantitatively investigated. The use of buoys yields a substantial reduction of barge thrust and pipe tension. A systematic method is used to calculate buoy forces from a desired stress distribution. An efficient numerical solution procedure has been developed for predicting static marine pipeline geometries during laying operations. The iterative procedure is well suited for solving the two-point boundary value problem over a wide range of ocean depths.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the ASME meeting, Sept 15-18, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Hall, J E
    • Healey, A J
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 74

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM