The current design and safety assessment of ice-resistance platforms have usually been considered the maximum bearing capacity under the extreme static ice loads. However, the effects on the facilities and crew members induced by the dynamic ice loads are not been considered, and the risks are greater than the structure security. So it is necessary to analyze the effect on the facilities and crew members by ice-induced vibrations. Based on the data monitored on the platforms in the Bohai Sea and the ISO standard about human body in vibration environment, human fatigue on the platforms is evaluated. The typical history curve of the deck acceleration is obtained and used to analyze the excitation of pipelines. A mechanical model of structural vibration of pipeline system is developed. With finite element modeling, the dynamic responses of the pipeline systems induced by deck vibration are calculated. The results show ice-induced vibration may have major effect on the crew members and the facilities, and this failure mode by strongly ice-induced accelerations should be considered in safety producing of the existing platforms and optimization design of the new platforms.
- Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
The Effects on Facilities and Crew Members of the Ice-Resistant Platforms Induced by Ice Vibrations in Bohai Sea
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Zhang, D, Yue, Q, Li, H, & Huang, Y. "The Effects on Facilities and Crew Members of the Ice-Resistant Platforms Induced by Ice Vibrations in Bohai Sea." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 6: Materials Technology; Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology Symposium. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 1–6, 2012. pp. 387-393. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2012-83057
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