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Analysis and Design of Subsea Pipelines

Analysis and Design of Subsea Pipelines

Several members of the group are interested in modelling subsea pipelines that undergo thermally-induced lateral buckling. A current project, sponsored by EPSRC and Crondall Energy Subsea, is exploring the use of numerical tools such as large-deformation finite element analysis (with Abaqus CEL) and sequential limit analysis (with OxLim) to achieve realistic modelling of pipe-soil interaction during cyclic lateral buckling, incorporating the complex 3D effects that arise from buckle initiation devices such as sleepers and buoyancy modules.

Contact Prof. Chris Martin or Prof. Harvey Burd for further details.