Vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of marine risers poses a significant challenge as the offshore oil and gas industry moves into deep water. A time-domain analysis tool has been developed to predict the VIV of marine risers based on a forcing algorithm and by making full use of the available high Reynolds number experimental data. In the formulation, the hydrodynamic damping is not treated as a special case but simply an extension of the experimentally derived lift curves. The forcing algorithm was integrated into a mooring analysis program based on the global coordinate-based finite element method. At each time step, the added mass, lifting force, and drag force coefficients and their corresponding loads are computed for each element. Validation studies have been carried out for a full-scale rigid riser segment and a model-scale flexible riser. The numerical results were compared with experimental data and solutions by other programs.
Numerical Vortex-Induced Vibration Prediction of Marine Risers in Time-Domain Based on a Forcing Algorithm
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
Contributed by the Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received April 28, 2012; final manuscript received April 3, 2014; published online May 6, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Thomas E. Schellin.
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Ma, P., Qiu, W., and Spencer, D. (May 6, 2014). "Numerical Vortex-Induced Vibration Prediction of Marine Risers in Time-Domain Based on a Forcing Algorithm." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. August 2014; 136(3): 031703. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4027385
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