Abstract

The tubular pipes of Jacket platform may be frequently subjected to repeated impact loadings from vessels and dropped objects during the operation life, which may lead to serious damages to the platform. In this paper, the numerical studies on dynamic behavior of tubular pipe subjected to repeated impact loadings was performed. The deformation profile and permanent deflection in numerical simulation were compared with those in experiment, and good agreement was achieved. Besides, the mechanism of deformation accumulation and energy absorption were analyzed. Results showed that, the tubular pipe mainly produced transverse expanding and local dent, the global bending was very small. The permanent deflection at the middle of the pipe increased as the impact numbers increased, while the increment decreased. In addition, with the increase of impact number, the elastic deformation energy stored by the tubular pipe increased, and the plastic deformation energy decreased.

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