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Structural analysis of a pipeline laying vessel's ramp

PROBLEM OVERVIEW
  • Structural analysis of the Castoro 6 pipeline lay vessel's external ramp lay for the as-built (damage d) geometry and for the strengthened geometric solutions at the regions of higher stress
  • Stress level assessment using finite element modeling analysis and results for the connections investigated
  • Study of a repair/reinforcement methodology and assessment of its structural efficiency both in relation to structural strength and fatigue response
  • Development of construction drawings
NUMERICAL APPROACH
  • Stress level verification and structural assessment of the reinforced solutions through finite element analysis at the ramp's peak stress regions
  • Hydrodynamic analysis of the ramp for computing the wave and current forces acting upon its members
CUSTOMER

Sonsub - Italy

AIM
Structural analysis and response optimization of a pipeline lay vessel’s external ramp using finite element analysis in combination with a hydrodynamic analysis