Stress Real-Time Monitoring of Marine Derrick Based on Environmental Loads


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Aiming at the design feature and the operating of K-type derrick, an effective method used to stress real-time monitoring consider environmental loading is proposed. The challenge to the South China Sea offshore drilling derrick is a illustration. The derrick corrosion and wall thinning conditions is be considered, then using finite element software analyze derrick structure of static analysis, get the higher force about main member of derrick. Based on finite element analysis, select the key parts layout of measuring points, then monitor derrick stress under nine storms environmental loading and extreme work condition. The measured data results show that: the nine storms environmental load affect capacity of drilling significantly, the different parts of the main member stress have the different degrees of influence by environmental load, the maximum can reach 50.8%. This real-time monitoring method of stress, can protect the safety of marine operations, has a certain value of engineering application.



Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




T. Huang et al., "Stress Real-Time Monitoring of Marine Derrick Based on Environmental Loads", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 2128-2131, 2012

Online since:

November 2012




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