Theoretical and experimental prediction of the response of compliant risers.

N. M. Patrikalakis, Takashi Maekawa, G. A. Kriezis, H. N. Gursoy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The general three-dimensional linearized dynamic equations of a compliant riser, idealized as a rotationally non-uniform rod, around a non-linear static configuration in the presence of general current and monochromatic wave excitation are formulated. Non-linear forces such as quadratic drag are harmonically linearized by minimizing the mean square error between the linear approximation and the non-linear force. The theory is implemented in a computer program which allows analysis of a variety of compliant riser configurations. Numerical examples and comparisons with time domain solutions for catenary risers are included. Comparisons of our theoretical predictions with experimental results obtained from a 1.5 meter catenary compliant riser model excited monochromatically at the top parallel to a constant current are also presented to evaluate our ability to predict the response of compliant riser systems. (A)

Original languageEnglish
Journal[No source information available]
Publication statusPublished - 1989 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Theoretical and experimental prediction of the response of compliant risers.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this