Authors: Yongjin Shi; Songsen Xu; Haiqing Tian
Addresses: Mechanical and Electronical Engineering of College, China University of Petroleum (East China), Dongying City, Shandong Province, 257061, China; Shengli Oilfield Drilling Technology Research Institute, Dongying City, Shandong Province, 257017, China ' Shengli Oilfield Drilling Technology Research Institute, Dongying City, Shandong Province, 257017, China ' Shengli Oilfield Drilling Technology Research Institute, Dongying City, Shandong Province, 257017, China
Abstract: In order to research the performance of the newly developed offshore jack-up platform with separate foundation, the overall performance of top and lower units, such as afloat stability, stability against overturning, and stability against sliding were analysed. At the same time, FEM models of the newly developed platform were built for the analysis of structure strength under different working conditions. Simulations of crash and vibration between the upper and lower parts when connecting and separating were also performed. Furthermore, laboratory tests of the experimental model were done. By contrasting, the analysis of the mathematical model was verified. Results in this paper showed that the newly developed platform was feasible for practical use; it could not only increase the working water depth but also reduce the cost of construction.
Keywords: jack-up platforms; separate foundation; structural strength; overall performance; stability; FEM; finite element method; mathematical modelling; simulation; crash; vibration; offshore oil and gas industry; offshore platforms; platform design.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2013 Vol.46 No.4, pp.383 - 392
Published online: 29 May 2013 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article