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Analysis of pipeline-riser system design affected by severe slugging periods

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Xiangyin Meng



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Zhongguo Zaochuang Gongcheng Xuehui, 2016.

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© 2016, Editorial Office of Ship Building of China. All right reserved.Prediction and elimination of severe slugging flow in offshore platform riser system are the two issues concerned by marine engineering design companies and related products manufacturers. This paper introduced the occurrence and harm of severe slugging flows in the riser system of offshore platform. An OpenFOAM-based software developed by Newcastle University was introduced for predictions of severe slugging period in subsea pipeline-riser system. The availability and reliability of the software were validated by previous experimental investigations. Using the software, different pipe downward angles and riser heights were found to have noticeable impacts on severe slugging periods. Comparatively, the effects of riser heights were found to be more considerable. Such conclusions provided some useful basis for future pipeline-riser system designs, installation and inspection.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Shao QH, Meng XY

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Shipbuilding of China

Year: 2016

Volume: 57

Issue: 4

Pages: 44-52

Print publication date: 28/12/2016

Acceptance date: 12/10/2016

Date deposited: 10/02/2017

ISSN (print): 1000-4882

Publisher: Zhongguo Zaochuang Gongcheng Xuehui