The December 2012 issue of the Journal of Pipeline Engineering presents an overview of numerical modelling and analysis for offshore pipeline design, installation, and operation. SAGE Profile 3D is used to demonstrate the added value of numerical modelling as a design aid and decision tool throughout the entire life of an offshore pipeline.
In their article on ‘Numerical Modelling and Analysis for Offshore Pipeline Design, Installation and Operation’, SAGE Profile experts dr. ir. Filip Van den Abeele and ir. Raphaël Denis present case studies on pipe-soil interaction, free span evaluation, lateral buckling, upheaval buckling and pipeline walking. This comprehensive review demonstrates the versatility of finite element methods as a powerful support tool in offshore pipeline design.
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