In order to gain a preliminary understanding of the fluid dynamics developed past a curved riser pipe, a numerical investigation into the flow past curved cylinders at a Reynolds number of 100 has been performed. To approximate the flow conditions on curved riser pipes, different velocity profiles and flow directions were applied and the corresponding results compared. In addition, the fluid dynamic loading and the wake structures for curved cylinder flows were investigated. The fully three-dimensional simulations were computed with a spectral/ element method. The computational results were compared with experiments undertaken in the towing tank facility of the Department of Aeronautics of Imperial College.
Fluid Dynamic Loading on Curved Riser Pipes
Contributed by the OOAE Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received July 2001; final revision May 2002. Associate Editor: D. Morrison.
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Miliou, A., Sherwin, S. J., and Graham, J. M. R. (July 11, 2003). "Fluid Dynamic Loading on Curved Riser Pipes ." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. August 2003; 125(3): 176–182. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1576817
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