Axial interaction behavior of offshore pipelines

M. Senthilkumar, J. Kodikara, P. Rajeev, D. J. Robert

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Abstract

Pipe-soil interaction behavior in the axial direction is an important design parameter for offshore pipe design. Governed primarily by the axial interaction behavior, the thermal expansion of the pipe wall could cause the pipe to either freely expand, or buckle on the founded seabed. Therefore, it emphasized that by controlling the axial interaction behavior, the overall pipe on-bottom stability can be effectively managed. This paper presents laboratory experiments performed at Monash University to understand the pipe-soil interaction behavior in the axial direction. A special 2-D actuator test setup was developed to study axial walking of pipe on clay seabed under both drained and undrained loading conditions. The effect of pipe loading rate, pipe embedment, and shutdown cycles on axial friction force were explored. Based on the experimental results, the pre-peak, peak and residual components of the axial force-displacement curve were identified and explained using a simplified theoretical framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2016
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Volume2016-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781510844803
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventAbu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 Nov 201610 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceAbu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleADIPEC 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period7/11/1610/11/16

Keywords

  • Axial walking
  • Clay seabed
  • Offshore
  • Pipe-soil interaction
  • Pipeline

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