Automatic Optimised Design of Umbilicals

Niall Bootland, Ferran Brosa Planella, Jacqueline Christmas, Davin Lunz, Jeff Dewynne, Nabil Fadai, Artur Gower, Peter Hicks, Vasyl Kovalchuk, Andrew Lacey, Marie-Louise Lackner, Sara Lee, John Ockendon, Victoria Pereira, Bernard Piette, Richard Purvis, Thomas Roy, Tamsin Spelman, Robert Timms

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

A control umbilical is an assemblage of different cables and pipes, bound together into a single unit for robustness and flexibility. An umbilical design generally comprises a cross-section layout that shows the positions of the specified components within the construction, along with inert filler that provides mechanical protection and stability. The positioning of the components and filler affect the properties of the finished product and the ease and cost of manufacture.

We have investigated possible methods for automating the design process, including how to generate feasible solutions, how to compare the relative quality of different designs, how to determine how similar two designs are, and how an automated system could make use of existing expertise.

All of these elements would contribute to an automated design system.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationDurham
Commissioning bodyTechnip Umbilicals Ltd
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2016
EventEuropean Study Group with Industry 116 - Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Apr 201615 Apr 2016

Publication series

NameStudy Group Reports

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Fillers
Expertise
Cable
Design Process
Positioning
System Design
Layout
Cross section
Flexibility
Robustness
Unit
Costs
Cables
Pipe
Design

Keywords

  • design
  • automation
  • umbilical cable

Cite this

Bootland, N., Brosa Planella, F., Christmas, J., Lunz, D., Dewynne, J., Fadai, N., ... Timms, R. (2016). Automatic Optimised Design of Umbilicals. (Study Group Reports). Durham.
Bootland, Niall ; Brosa Planella, Ferran ; Christmas, Jacqueline ; Lunz, Davin ; Dewynne, Jeff ; Fadai, Nabil ; Gower, Artur ; Hicks, Peter ; Kovalchuk, Vasyl ; Lacey, Andrew ; Lackner, Marie-Louise ; Lee, Sara ; Ockendon, John ; Pereira, Victoria ; Piette, Bernard ; Purvis, Richard ; Roy, Thomas ; Spelman, Tamsin ; Timms, Robert. / Automatic Optimised Design of Umbilicals. Durham, 2016. 60 p. (Study Group Reports).
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