This paper discusses the use of three analytical models for the SCR-soil interaction analysis. Analytical derivations for Winkler, Pasternak and Kerr models are presented. The effects of the adopted model on displacements and stresses near the riser touchdown point are addressed. Comparisons with the results from a continuous soil model calculated with finite elements are also presented. In the regions with large displacement gradients, the Kerr model, which considers the influence of the elasticity from neighboring area, presents the best agreement with the 3D Finite Element model.

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