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Fundamentals of Marine Riser Mechanics: Basic Principles and Simplified Analyses

Fundamentals of Marine Riser Mechanics: Basic Principles and Simplified Analyses

by Charles Sparks


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Charles Sparks has written this definitive work on the fundamentals of riser mechanics, with the aim of increasing understanding of many aspects of riser static and dynamic behavior. This book is based on the author's 28 years of experience with riser analysis and, in particular, on his previous publications, some of which have become classics of riser literature.
Basic principles are clearly established using several different complementary approaches. The primary parameters that influence riser behavior are identified, and their influence is illustrated using 17 Excel files, provided on an accompanying CD-ROM, which readers are able to use with their own data. The files are intended primarily to allow readers to confirm the validity of statements made in the text, but they can also be used to for the simplified analysis of particular riser problems.
This book is a must-own, for anyone who deals with riser design and analysis or with riser technology, from the classroom student to the offshore drilling platform engineer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593700706
Publisher: PennWell Corporation
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 329
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

  • Nomenclature
  • SI unit equivalents
  • Introduction
  • Pipe and riser deflections and global stability: The effective tension concept
  • Application of effective tension: Frequent difficulties and particular cases
  • Pipe and riser stresses
  • Pipe and riser strains
  • Tensioned-beam behavior
  • Statistics of near-vertical cables
  • Near-vertical riser static behavior
  • Stress joint design
  • Riser bundles: Local bending between guides
  • Near-vertical risers associated with floating platforms with stiff tensioners
  • Steel caternary risers
  • Axial vibrations of fixed risers
  • Axial vibrations of hung-off risers
  • Transverse modal vibrations of near-vertical risers
  • 10 Appendices
  • 17 CD-ROM Excel programs
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