In this paper part of the results of a laboratory study related to free span vibrations of submarine pipelines in steady and wave-induced fluid flows are summarized. Tests have been carried out using an elastically supported rigid smooth circular cylinder close to a plane smooth boundary in steady flows with turbulence intensities of 3.4, 5.5, and 9.5 percent for four cylinder gap to diameter ratios, G/D equal to 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, and 3.0. The range of Reynolds numbers based on mean velocity of flow and cylinder diameter was 0.65·104 to 0.35·105. Effect of turbulence intensity on the mean drag force and vibration amplitudes are discussed.

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