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Numerical Study of the Hydrodynamic Properties of a Mid-Water Arch

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Koolhof, WI and Chai, S and Morand, H, Numerical Study of the Hydrodynamic Properties of a Mid-Water Arch, Proceedings of the Twenty-second (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 17-22 June 2012, Rhodes, pp. 199-205. ISBN 978-1-880653-94-4 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

A Mid-Water Arch (MWA) is used to support and restrain flexible risers in mid-water column. This paper investigates the hydrodynamic properties of a complex MWA shape. A simplistic method for determining added mass on a complex multi-component body is presented and evaluated using numerical analysis. The results of a second numerical investigation into the drag coefficients of the MWA are also presented. These coefficients are used in simulating the response of a flexible riser system.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:subsea engineering, mid-water arch system, added mass coefficient, drag coefficient, added mass complex body, hydrodynamic coefficients
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime Engineering
Research Field:Ocean Engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy Exploration
Objective Field:Oil and Gas Exploration
Author:Koolhof, WI (Mr William Koolhof)
Author:Chai, S (Associate Professor Shuhong Chai)
ID Code:80061
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2012-10-19
Last Modified:2013-06-12
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