Finite Element Analysis for Suspended Submarine Pipelines During Installation
The stresses induced in submarine pipelines during installation for static analysis are investigated using the finite
element method. Statically analysis of the pipelines during installation process is characterize by gathering of geometrical
nonlinearities and excessive flexibilities of the system, assuming the pipeline is an elastic body, and not subjected to
environmental loads. Improving and validating of the nonlinear FEM model for emulation and control of the elastic pipeline
was done by using computer code ANSYS Release 11. Influence of applied tension force and pipe wall thickness on the
deflections and bending moments are investigated.
Keywords - Submarine pipeline, Finite element analysis, Non-linear analysis, J-lay installation method, S-lay installation