The Complexities of Fatigue Analysis for Deepwater Risers Event: Deepwater Pipeline Technology Conference Date: March 1999 Author: M. Campbell Riser systems are dynamic, fatigue sensitive structures, that are usually regarded as the most challenging aspect of a deepwater development. There are many complex issues involved with the design and analysis of deepwater riser systems. Riser long-term fatigue performance is an important design consideration. Overly conservative design approaches can be costly, whilst less sophisticated analysis methods may not be truly representative, with the possibility of non-conservatism and catastrophic failure. The aim of the paper is to increase confidence in deepwater riser systems, concentrating on riser fatigue analysis, particularly of steel catenary risers. Current areas of uncertainty will be addressed, and the effect of different vessels, motion characteristics, geographical locations and analysis techniques will be discussed, with the aid of example cases. 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.