YME, Hydraulic Flow Analysis for “Maersk Giant”

Hydraulic flow analysis (FE analyses) within the spud can skirts of “Maersk Giant” in order to evaluate piping risk. Porewater pressures, displacements and stress distributions analysed for cyclic moment loading of the partly penetrated spud can-skirt foundations.

Calculations carried out by the software program ABAQUS.

Location: Norway, North Sea, YME Field

Client: Maersk Drilling, Copenhagen

Year: 1995

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