Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

In Situ and Real Time X-Ray Computed Tomography for the Micromechanics Based Constitutive Modelling of the Unbonded Flexible Riser

[+] Author Affiliations
Ketan Pancholi

Aquaterra Energy Limited, Norwich, UK

Vineet Jha, Neville Dodds, James Latto

GE Oil and Gas UK, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Dehong Huo

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Paper No. OMAE2015-41817, pp. V05AT04A050; 10 pages
  • ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 5A: Pipeline and Riser Technology
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, May 31–June 5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5651-2
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


The failure mechanism of the composite flexible riser, comprising a pipe with melt fused carbon fiber tape or pultruded composite rods, is not well understood. As there is change in the configuration of the composite layers and its manufacturing methods, so the bulk material property also changes significantly. To capture the correct material model for global FE analysis, real time x-ray computed tomography was performed while the flexible pipe was being compressed. For developing a constitutive model for the composites, a time series of 3D volume images were analyzed quantifying the local strains responsible for the debonding of the layers and the crack development. These values were then used to understand the inter-layer adhesion leading to correlation between the FE global modelling and experiments capable of capturing the progressive delamination. The resulting global modelling was used to determine the area under compressive loading. The effect of global sea conditions and cumulative damage was noted. A correlation between the global model and experiments can be used to optimize riser performance. This method hopes to capture the overall behavior of flexible pipe under compressive loading.

Copyright © 2015 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In