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Pipeline Deflection

Question asked by Mike Armstrong on Aug 12, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2016 by Mike Armstrong

Hello forum,

 

I am trying to model a simple pipeline problem, well I say simple...... Basically, have a pipeline resting on the seabed which is subject to axial pull force loads. The profile I want to assess includes various 1000m radii, as the pipe is pulled across a channel.

 

I want to assess what axial load is required to lift the pipeline from the seabed. As present I have fully restrained one end and applied the load to the other. I have not figured out a way of including the vertical restraint afforded from the seabed.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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