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Improved Current Profile Criteria for Deepwater Riser Design

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Gus Jeans

Fugro GEOS, Gemini House, Hargreaves Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 5AL UKe-mail: g.jeans@geos.com

Colin Grant

bp, Deepwater Upstream Technology, Compass Point, 79-87 Kingston Road, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 1DY UKe-mail: grantck@bp.com

Graham Feld

Fugro GEOS, 6100 Hillcroft (77081), Houston, Texas 77274e-mail: g.feld@geos.com

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 125(4), 221-224 (Oct 01, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1596235 History: Received April 01, 2002; Revised September 01, 2002; Online October 01, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Idealized tidal, residual and total current velocity profiles at a time when tidal currents reinforce near-surface residual currents
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Idealized tidal, residual and total current velocity profiles at a time when tidal currents reinforce near-bed residual currents
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Speed profiles: (a) associated with maximum near-surface speeds; (b) associated with maximum near-bed speeds; and (c) constructed from maximum values at each depth
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Vertical structure profiles of the first two EOF modes
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Bounding envelope containing all EOF mode amplitude values occurring in the measured data. Example points are marked (a), (b) and (c).
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Three distinct types of reconstructed current speed profiles corresponding to points (a), (b) and (c) in Fig. 5.

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