Developments in Riser Vortex Induced Vibration Analysis Event: IBC Date: June 1998 Author: J. Bowman, H. Howells Cross-flow vibration of risers in steady current flow is an important factor in the design of all rigid riser systems for deep water, including drilling, production and export risers. High levels of VIV fatigue damage can be accumulated in relatively short periods of time in the severe currents encountered in most of the deep water development areas worldwide. Suppression devices, such as helical strakes or fairings may be needed to prevent unacceptable levels of fatigue damage. These devices can have a significant influence on riser cost both in terms of materials and installation time. Reliable predictions of VIV response are needed to ensure that premature failures do not occur and that undue expense in specification of suppression devices is not incurred. A considerable amount of experimental work and analytical development has been conducted in recent years to improve predictions of VIV response. This paper gives a designer’s perspective of the available methods for VIV analysis, current developments and the requirements for further work to rationalise riser design for VIV’s. 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 Twitter Services Production & Export Riser Concept Engineering Steel Catenary Risers Top Tensioned Risers Hybrid Risers Flexible Pipes & Risers Corrosion Resistance and Composite Risers Subsea Jumper Spools Subsea Umbilicals Deep Sea Mining Integrity Engineering, Life Extension & Monitoring Riser Integrity & Life Extension Platform Well Integrity & Life Extension Subsea Wellhead System & Life Extension Machine Learning for Riser Engineering Riser System Digital Twin Drilling Riser Management Riser Monitoring System Engineering Riser Inspection, Maintenance & Repair Anomaly & Incident Engineering Subsea Engineering & Assessment Services Component Detailed Design Offshore Decommissioning Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Engineering Critical Assessment Installation Engineering Mechanical Connectors Offshore Renewable Energy Systems and Qualification Testing System Verification & CVA Well Plug & Abandonment Drilling, Completion & Workover Drilling Risers Subsea Completion & Workover Risers Subsea Wellheads & Conductors Offshore Platform Conductors Well Engineering and Casing Design Platform Design and Engineering Conductor Supported Wellhead Platforms & CoSMOS Monopile Wellhead Platforms Exploration to Early Production Systems Structural Engineering Services Riser Delivery Management & Systems Engineering Get the latest riser insights!Receive our riser news, published papers and blog posts in your inbox monthly.