Analysis of the Horizontal to Vertical Orientation of Deep Water Risers

[+] Author and Article Information
A. J. Healey

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex.

A. Flores

I.B.M., Office Products Division, Austin, Tex.

J. Energy Resour. Technol 103(1), 106-108 (Mar 01, 1981) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230806 History: Received November 19, 1979; Revised December 01, 1980; Online October 22, 2009


This paper presents an analysis of the problem of reorientation of a riser pipe from an initially horizontal configuration during subsurface tow to the vertical position for installation. Front and rear barges support the pipe through cables. The orientation into a vertical configuration is accomplished by paying out the front cable. The pipe is treated as a Bernoulli-Euler beam with significant tension undergoing large angle deflections. A finite element procedure used state transfer matrices and successive linearization and the results show that the stress critical phase occurs when the pipe is going through the 60-deg angle to the horizontal direction.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In