A mathematical model for the motion of a towed pipeline bundle

N.M. Manson, S.K. Wilson, B.R. Duffy, A. Di Bucchianico (Editor), R.M.M. Mattheij (Editor), M.A. Peletier (Editor)

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Abstract

A simple mathematical model for the motion of a pipeline bundle being towed using the Controlled Depth Tow Method (CDTM) is constructed and analysed. When the forces exerted by the sea on the bundle are neglected the model predicts that the bundle is neutrally stable and that its motion involves two different timescales. When these forces are not neglected the model predicts that the bundle will always be stable if the tension in the bundle at its downstream end is sufficiently large.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics in Industry
Subtitle of host publicationProgress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2004
EditorsA. Di Bucchianico, R.M.M. Mattheij, M.A. Peletier
PublisherSpringer
Pages610-615
Number of pages6
Volume8
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-28072-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2006

Publication series

NameMathematics in Industry
PublisherSpringer

Keywords

  • controlled depth tow method
  • pipeline bundle
  • forces
  • force models

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