Laying Modeling of Submarine Pipelines Using Contact Elements into a Corotational Formulation

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Cora E. Martínez, Raúl Goncalves

Departamento de Mecánica, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Apartado 89000, Caracas 1080-A Venezuela

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 125(2), 145-152 (Apr 16, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1555117 History: Received August 01, 2001; Revised May 01, 2002; Online April 16, 2003
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Laying of submarine pipelines by a lay barge installation
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Two-dimensional corotational beam element with large displacements and rotations
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Two-dimensional corotational beam element initially aligned with the x-axis
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Flow chart showing the general solution process
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Deformed configuration of the pipeline obtained with the installation parameters
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Deformed configuration of the pipeline over the stinger
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Bending moment diagram of the pipeline
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Shear force diagram of the pipeline



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