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An Analytical Study of Controlled Buoyancy in Laying Deep-Sea Pipelines

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J. E. Hall, A. J. Healey

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

J. Eng. Ind 97(1), 266-273 (Feb 01, 1975) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438549 History: Received June 17, 1974; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

The application of active and passive buoyance control as an aid to deep marine pipelines has been quantitatively investigated. The use of buoys yields a substantial reduction of barge thrust and pipe tension. A systematic method is used to calculate buoy forces from a desired stress distribution. An efficient numerical solution procedure has been developed for predicting static marine pipeline geometries during laying operations. The iterative procedure is well suited for solving the two-point boundary value problem over a wide range of ocean depths.

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