Subsea Jumpers Vibration Assessment Event: OMAE Date: June 2013 Author: D. Deka, M. Cerkovnik, N. Panicker, V. Achanta Subsea rigid jumpers which are used to connect flowlines and risers to other subsea structures are inherently susceptible to vibration because they must be flexible enough to accommodate translation of the flowline, installation tolerances and settlement of pipeline end terminations (PLETs.) In locations where there are bottom currents, the jumpers can be subjected to vortex induced vibrations. When internal flow rates are high, they are susceptible to flow induced vibration, and they may also be excited by slugging. In some cases, the design constraints force the designs to be 3 dimensional and employ strategies to enhance damping. This paper describes a methodology for assessing subsea jumpers for vibration induced fatigue. The method employs a combination of transient dynamic, harmonic and modal finite element analysis with the VIV tool SHEAR7. The methodology is able to show generally improved VIV fatigue lives compared to more traditional methods based on DNV-RP-F105 because of the ability to define current loading over the jumper length and to assess the effects of strakes and coulomb damping. Further, the methodology is also capable of assessing the effect of tuned vibration dampers which are sometimes used to suppress FIV. If you would like a copy of this technical paper register to download it (pop-up form). All technical papers Share this page Share on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on TwitterEmail Services Production & Export Riser Concept Engineering Steel Catenary Risers Top Tensioned Risers Hybrid Risers Flexible Risers Composite Risers Subsea Jumper Spools Subsea Umbilicals Deep Sea Mining Drilling, Completion & Workover Drilling Risers Completion & Workover Risers Subsea Wellheads & Conductors Platform Conductors Well Engineering Minimum Facilities Platforms Conductor Supported Wellhead Platforms & CoSMOS Riser Delivery Management Riser Monitoring & Integrity Riser Monitoring System Engineering Drilling Riser Management Anomaly & Incident Engineering Subsea Wellhead System & Life Extension Platform Well Integrity & Life Extension Inspection, Maintenance & Repair Subsea Engineering Services Component Detailed Design Decommissioning Engineering Engineering Critical Assessment Installation Engineering Mechanical Connectors Offshore Renewable Energy Qualification Testing Verification & CVA Well Plug & Abandonment Get the latest riser insights!Receive our riser news, published papers and blog posts in your inbox monthly.