Cables and Flexible Pipes in Contact with Sea Floor

by Alain H. Peyrot, Univ of Wisconsin, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


Flexible offshore systems can be analyzed by a number of different techniques. The techniques described herein fall in the general category of finite element methods. Special cable elements and contact nodes are discussed. A static finite element analysis requires a solution strategy that handles ill-conditioned cases. It is shown how ill-conditioning can be removed and how many practical problems involving flexible offshore systems can be solved.

Subject Headings: Cables | Flexible pipes | Sea floor | Floors | Steel structures | System analysis | Steel pipes | Tensile structures

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