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Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Free-Hanging Riser Under Irregular Vessel Motion

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Jungao Wang, Rajeev Kumar Jaiman, Linwei Shen

National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Peter Francis Bernad Adaikalaraj, Sue Ben Tan, Wenping Wang

Keppel Offshore and Marine Technology Center, Singapore, Singapore

Paper No. OMAE2016-54701, pp. V002T08A040; 17 pages
  • ASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 2: CFD and VIV
  • Busan, South Korea, June 19–24, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4993-4
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


In this paper, we focus on vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of a free-hanging riser attached to a vessel under irregular wave conditions. The global in-plane responses of the hanging riser are firstly studied numerically in order to generate the equivalent current profile under vessel motion, and a simplified irregular vessel motion-induced VIV prediction methodology is then proposed based on the understanding from previous experimental observations and literature review. Further comparison on irregular vessel motion-induced VIV and ocean current-induced VIV at the same operation site with the same return period is performed to emphasize the importance of vessel motion-induced VIV. Numerical results highlight that vessel motion-induced VIV can cause similar stresses, fatigue damage and drag amplification similar to the steady ocean current cases, especially to the operation site like Norwegian Sea where strong wave field exists with mild current condition. It should be mentioned that although the simplified methodology proposed in this paper requires further experimental validation, it is believed that the presented numerical pre-study would help the industry and the researchers to have initial understanding on the possible occurrence of vessel motion-induced VIV. We further show the similarities and differences of vessel motion-induced VIV with respect to the ocean current-induced VIV and its implications on riser design and operation.

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