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Sensitivity Studies on Offshore Submarine Hoses on CALM Buoy with Comparisons for Chinese‑Lantern and Lazy‑S Configuration: OMAE2019‑96755

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Publication date10/06/2019
<mark>Original language</mark>English
Event38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering ASME OMAE, Glasgow, Scotland, UK : OMAE2019 - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 9/06/201914/06/2019
Conference number: 38th


Conference38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering ASME OMAE, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Abbreviated titleASME OMAE
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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With more developments into cost-effective offshore designs, the application of offshore hoses has been adapted for water depths that are not too deep, and for short-service life platforms. This has led to the advances on offloading and loading operations in the offshore industry based on the utilization of Catenary Anchor Leg Moorings (CALM) buoys. However variations in the soil stiffness and environmental conditions necessitates the investigation on the behaviour of the submarine hoses based on the structural and hydrodynamic behaviour. The sensitivity study will help hose manufacturers in the problem of submarine hose failures due to high curvatures. In this study, dynamic analysis is carried out based on the design of the submarine hoses attached to a CALM buoy for both cases of the Chinese-lantern configuration and Lazy-S configurations. Six mooring lines are attached to the CALM buoy with a water depth of 26 m and 100 m, respectively. Hydrodynamic simulation using ANSYS AQWA is first conducted and later coupled into the dynamic models in Orcaflex. Sensitivity studies were conducted to study the effect of wave height, flow angles, soil stiffness and hose hydrodynamic loads on the structural behaviour of the submarine hoses.