OPTIMIZATION OF TENSION LEVEL AND STINGER LENGTH FOR OFFSHORE PIPELINE INSTALLATION

Presents a new analysis method for the optimization of certain operation parameters in laying continuous pipe under tension from a barge. This method of optimization is now being used by one of the major offshore contractors. The solution is given by matching geometrical parameters through graphical overlays of network charts obtained by a computerized finite-element iterative solution. The solution is based on the requirement that the tension level be optimized with respect to either the minimum stinger length or the maximum average radius of curvature of the stinger.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Three Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Daley, G C
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-Pet-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM