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Title: Analysis of riser under internal pressure and moment load
Authors: Uthayajeevan Krishnanmurthi
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Composite risers are usually subjected to various pressure and axial loads while operating under higher water depths in offshore operations for drilling or transportation purposes. The angle of the filament plays an important role in the strength of the riser. A thick-walled riser made of Carbon-Epoxy was modeled with 48 layer. After which it was analyzed under pure internal, pure moment, fixed moment with increasing pressure and fixed pressure with increasing moments to investigate the effects of internal pressure and moments on the riser. Various loading scenarios with 8 sets of analysis were done for each analysis. The pressure loads used were of O.2MPa, O.5MPa, 1MPa, 5MPa,1OMPa, 15MPa,20MPa,25MPa,30MPa and 35MPa and the moment load used were O.1MNm, ?2MNm, 05MNm, IMNm,2MNm,2',18MNm,3.5MN,4MNm,5MNm,6MNm and 7MNm. For the analysis with fixed pressure and fixed moments, a value of 15MPa and O.5MNm were used respectively. A ratio of the stress to its limiting value - pressure graph, ratio of the strain to its limiting value - pressure graph, ratio of the stress to its limiting value - moments graph, ratio of the strain to its limiting value - moments graph and Tsai Hill graphs was plotted to observe the trend that the pressure and moments had on the riser. When moments was present in the analysis, a deflection - pressure and deflection moments graph was plotted. These graphs tend to follow a linear behavior. The ratios of the strains and stresses values against its limiting values were taken to deduce if there was any point in the pipe that had exceeded its limiting value. Using max principle stress and min principle stress values, the Tsai Hill graph was plotted to deduce if pipe had undergone failure. It was observed the pipe did undergo failure in certain loading conditions.
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