Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) prediction is one of the key areas of interest in Deepwater Riser Engineering. Several Joint Industry Projects (JIPs) are currently in progress in this field, which results in an increase of experimental data available to design engineers, in revisions of specialized software and in development of new engineering tools. This paper presents VIV predictions for a hypothetical Steel Catenary Riser (SCR) using the latest versions of the SHEAR7 and the VIVA/VIVARRAY Programs. Both built-in and extended program capabilities are utilized and detailed plots of computation results are presented. Sensitivity studies on the influence of variations of selected design parameters are also included in the paper. Finite Element Analyses (FEAs) results and simple engineering tools were utilized in parallel to built-in program features. The calculations demonstrated, that for the riser investigated and presumably also for a wide variety of similar SCRs, that the built in program features are sufficient to predict VIVs conservatively. Notes on VIV predictions in a real ocean and on selected areas that require investigation are also included.

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