Subsea Pipelines and Risers

1st Edition

Editors: Yong Bai Qiang Bai
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080445663
eBook ISBN: 9780080524191
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 21st November 2005
Page Count: 840
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Updated edition of a best-selling title Author brings 25 years experience to the work Addresses the key issues of economy and environment

Marine pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas have become a safe and reliable way to exploit the valuable resources below the world’s seas and oceans. The design of these pipelines is a relatively new technology and continues to evolve in its quest to reduce costs and minimise the effect on the environment.

With over 25years experience, Professor Yong Bai has been able to assimilate the essence of the applied mechanics aspects of offshore pipeline system design in a form of value to students and designers alike. It represents an excellent source of up to date practices and knowledge to help equip those who wish to be part of the exciting future of this industry.


Structural and civil engineers, students and researchers.

Table of Contents

Table of contents Foreword Foreword to "Pipelines and Risers" Book Preface Part I: Mechanical Design Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Design Stages and Process 1.3 Design Through Analysis (DTA) 1.4 Pipeline Design Analysis 1.5 Pipeline Simulator 1.6 References Chapter 2 Wall-thickness and Material Grade Selection 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Material Grade Selection 2.3 Pressure Containment (hoop stress) Design 2.4 Equivalent Stress Criterion 2.5 Hydrostatic Collapse 2.6 Wall Thickness and Length Design for Buckle Arrestors 2.7 Buckle Arrestor Spacing Design 2.8 References Chapter 3 Buckling/Collapse of Deepwater Metallic Pipes 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Pipe Capacity under Single Load 3.3 Pipe Capacity under Couple Load 3.4 Pipes under Pressure Axial Force and Bending 3.5 Finite Element Model 3.6 References Chapter 4 Limit-state based Strength Design 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Out of Roundness Serviceability Limit 4.3 Bursting 4.4 Local Buckling/Collapse 4.5 Fracture 4.6 Fatigue 4.7 Ratcheting 4.8 Dynamic Strength Criteria 4.9 Accumulated Plastic Strain 4.10 Strain Concentration at Field Joints Due to Coatings 4.11 References Part II: Pipeline Design Chapter 5 Soil and Pipe Interaction 5.1 Introduction 83 5.2 Pipe Penetration in Soil 83 5.3 Modeling Friction and Breakout Forces 5.4 References Chapter 6 Hydrodynamics around Pipes 6.1 Wave Simulators 6.2 Choice of Wave Theory 6.3 Mathematical Formulations Used in the Wave Simulators 6.4 Steady Currents 6.5 Hydro


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About the Editor

Yong Bai

Dr. Yong Bai obtained a Ph.D. in Offshore Structures at Hiroshima University, Japan in 1989. He is currently President of Offshore Pipelines and Risers (OPR Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of subsea pipelines, risers and floating systems. In the 1990's, he had been a technical leader for several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny as Manager of the advanced engineering department. Yong was previously a lead riser engineer at Shell and assisted in offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as Manager of the offshore technology department. While a professor, he wrote several books and served as a course leader on the design of subsea pipelines and irsers as well as design of floating systems. He also serves at Zhejiang University in China as professor.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc.

Qiang Bai

Dr. Qiang Bai obtained a doctorate for Mechanical Engineering at Kyushu University, Japan in 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience in subsea/offshore engineering including research and engineering execution. He has worked at Kyushu University in Japan, UCLA, OPE, JP Kenny, and Technip. His experience includes various aspects of flow assurance and the design and installation of subsea structures, pipelines and riser systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Offshore Pipelines & Risers (OPR) Inc.