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.
- Paper presented at the ASME meeting, Sept 15-18, 1974.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Hall, J E
- Healey, A J
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Issue Number: 74
- TRT Terms: Barges; Buoyancy; Pipe laying; Pipelines
- Candidate Terms: Pipe laying ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Pipeline buoyancy
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Pipelines; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00072928
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM