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New Frontiers in the Design of Steel Catenary Risers for Floating Production Systems

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Basim B. Mekha

INTEC Engineering, Houston, TX 77032e-mail: basim.mekha@intec-hou.com

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(4), 153-158 (May 17, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1410101 History: Received March 09, 2001; Revised May 17, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Typical SCR configurations for the Prince project
Grahic Jump Location
Flexjoint attachment to the TLP hull for the Prince project
Grahic Jump Location
Typical VIV strakes for SCRs

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