Vortex-Induced Vibrations (VIV) are an important source of fatigue damage for risers in the Oil and Gas industry. Results from resent VIV experiments by Vandiver et al.  indicate significant dynamic strain energy at not only the Strouhal frequency, but also its harmonics. In certain regions of the pipe, these higher harmonics accounted for more that half of the measured RMS strain and increased fatigue damage by a factor exceeding twenty. However, the state-of-the-art in VIV prediction only accounts for the vibrations at the Strouhal frequency. Preliminary results from a second set of experiments, described in this paper, confirm the importance of the higher harmonics in fatigue life estimates of pipes. Further, the authors formulate an approach to incorporate the higher harmonics in VIV related fatigue design. Finally, the authors identify the estimation of the higher harmonics, in both location and magnitude, as an important area of ongoing research, the results of which will be required to implement this proposed method.
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Incorporating the Higher Harmonics in VIV Fatigue Predictions
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Jhingran, V, & Vandiver, JK. "Incorporating the Higher Harmonics in VIV Fatigue Predictions." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Volume 3: Pipeline and Riser Technology; CFD and VIV. San Diego, California, USA. June 10–15, 2007. pp. 891-899. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2007-29352
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