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OTRC Project Summary

Project Title:

Finite Element Analysis of a Coiled Composite Tubular

Prinicipal Investigators:

Ozden Ochoa


National Science Foundation

Completion Date:

March, 2000

Final Report ID#

A104(Click to view final report abstract)

The objective of this research is to provide a computational assessment of a spoilable, composite tubular, under the typical working loads of a drilling riser, and the bending loads due to storage using a commercial finite element package.  In order to facilitate coiling, the tube wall in this study has a complex sequence of a polyethylene liner, hoop-wound glad/epoxy sections within rubber, and an outer layer of unidirectional glass/epoxy reinforcement.

Related Publications: Ochoa, O.O and Judice, D., "Composite Spoolable Tubulars", Proceedings of the 9th  US-Japan Conference on Composite Materials, Mishima, Japan, July 2000, pp. 513-520.

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