Picture of smart phone in human hand

World leading smartphone and mobile technology research at Strathclyde...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by University of Strathclyde researchers, including by Strathclyde researchers from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences involved in researching exciting new applications for mobile and smartphone technology. But the transformative application of mobile technologies is also the focus of research within disciplines as diverse as Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Biomedical Enginering, among others.

Explore Strathclyde's Open Access research on smartphone technology now...

Instability of a vertical riser in the wake of an upstream vertical riser

Huang, Shan (2010) Instability of a vertical riser in the wake of an upstream vertical riser. Applied Ocean Research, 32 (3). pp. 351-357. ISSN 0141-1187

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The static solution and its associated dynamic stability of a vertical riser situated in the wake of an upstream riser is investigated in the paper. Both the upstream and downstream risers are top-tensioned and pinned at the bottom ends on the seabed. Due to the wake effects, the downstream riser is subject to mean lift force as well as drag along its length. It is shown that under certain current conditions there exist multiple stable and unstable static solutions of the downstream riser. There also exists a critical current velocity and once this velocity is exceeded no static solutions of the downstream riser can be found. The disappearance of the static solutions is closely related to the loss of stability which is believed to be the main cause of ensuing clashing between the two risers. A further dimensional analysis reveals that the instability onset criteria can be described by three nondimensional parameters.