The initial static analysis in this example corresponds to stage number 1. Results for this analysis are presented in the three figures below. The parameters of interest are plotted against the curvilinear distance along the pipeline from the vessel connection point, ‘_TensionerVCP(1)’.

The effective tension distribution along the pipeline is shown in the first figure. It is constant for the portion on the seabed, increases in magnitude through the sagbend and overbend regions, and is constant again along the vessel deck. The magnitude at the tensioner is approximately 218 kN.

The bending moment distribution is presented in the second figure. The most severe moments occur in the overbend region and in the touchdown zone. The maximum moment experienced is in the region of 660 kNm.

The maximum Von Mises strain distribution is plotted in the third figure. Similar to bending moment, the most severe strains occur in the overbend region and in the touchdown zone. The maximum strain experienced is just below 0.15%.

Effective Tension Distribution

Bending Moment Distribution

Maximum Von Mises Strain Distribution