تجزیه و تحلیل حساسیت پلت فرم از نوع ژاکت فراساحلی تحت امواج شدید
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|26718||2013||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 83, April 2013, Pages 147–155
Jacket-type offshore platforms play an important role in oil and gas industries in shallow and intermediate water depths such as Persian Gulf region. Such important structures need accurate considerations in analysis, design and assessment procedures. In this paper, nonlinear response of jacket-type platforms against extreme waves is examined utilizing sensitivity analyses. Results of this paper can reduce the number of random variables and consequently the computational effort in reliability analysis of jacket platforms, noticeably. Effects of foundation modeling have been neglected in majority of researches on the response of jacket platforms against wave loads. As nonlinear response of the pile foundation is one of the most important sources of potential nonlinearity in the response of offshore platforms, in this study, a powerful model which is able to consider Pile–Soil–Structure Interaction (PSSI) is employed. Therefore, PSSI parameters as well as other parameters such as uncertainties in the prediction of the wave force on jacket structure and uncertainties in structural model are utilized in sensitivity analyses. In this research, pushover methods as well as an advanced approach named “Incremental Wave Analysis (IWA)” are employed. Consequently, collapse prevention limit state of jacket platforms is investigated through different outcomes of pushover and IWA methods including Reserve Strength Ratio, ultimate capacity, collapse displacement and Collapse Wave Height indicators. In order to consider the effects of correlation between random variables, a robust method of sensitivity analysis named correlation coefficient approach is also employed.
As offshore structures require more critical and complex designs, the need for accurate approaches to evaluate uncertainty and variability in computer models, loads, geometry, and material properties has increased significantly. For problems in which randomness is relatively small, it is evident that a deterministic model is adequate. However, when the level of uncertainty and importance of structure is high, probabilistic approaches should be employed for system analysis and design. One of the fundamental steps in the structural reliability analysis of structures is to determine the significance of random variables, and how they influence the structural response which can be acquired by sensitivity analyses. The sensitivity analysis can answer the basic question “which variables are the most important and should be used in probabilistic analyses?”. The topic of sensitivity analysis for jacket type offshore platforms against wave loading has been widely considered by different researchers. Sunder and Connor  investigated the sensitivity of steel jacket offshore platforms to environmental wave loading utilizing two simplified numerical models under rigid foundation conditions. They studied the effects of wave height, wave period, drag and inertia coefficients, mass and hysteretic structural damping. Hahn  used a simplified model in order to examine the effects of inertia and drag force components, current velocity, fluid–structure interaction, random phase angles and wave cancellation. Haver et al.  investigated the sensitivity of the annual failure probability to the selected airgap and current design profile. They demonstrated that the airgap parameter is a crucial parameter regarding the annual probability of structural failure. With regard to sensitivity analyses of jacket type platforms, the effects of foundation modeling have been neglected in majority of researches on the response of jacket platforms against wave loads. As nonlinear response of the pile foundation is the most important source of potential nonlinearity in the response of offshore platforms, it is clear that a more powerful model, which is able to consider Pile–Soil–Structure Interaction (PSSI), should be employed. Owjnc  studied the sensitivity of the overall dynamic response of the deep water platforms to the variation of the soil characteristics and to the effect of the axial forces of the members utilizing a new formulation. It was illustrated that the overall dynamic responses of a deep water structure can be very sensitive to the foundation model. Kenji Kawano and Katta Venkatammana  also conducted dynamic analysis of large offshore structures utilizing the impedance function model for the soil–pile foundation system. Moreover, several studies by Makris et al. , Mylonakis and Gazetas , Guin and Banerjee  have focused on PSSI analyses. Bea  performed a series of static pushover analyses on a fixed offshore platform and found that the first nine nonlinear events were concentrated in the foundation piles. Moan et al.  demonstrated that the choice of pile/soil modeling method can affect the load distribution and failure mode in the structural model. HSE  concludes that for ductile jacket platforms, considering nonlinear foundation model results in a significant increase of the lateral displacement of the deck. The effect on the capacity to carry lateral load is, however, small. Although considerable researches on the PSSI have been conducted, most of the earlier studies are based on the assumption that the superstructures are simplified as a block mass or as a series of lumped masses. Therefore, in this paper, a 3-D model of SPD2 jacket platform located in Persian Gulf is utilized to increase the accuracy of the model. In addition, majority of earlier studies have been conducted by means of simple approaches for sensitivity analysis which cannot consider the combined effects of random variables. Therefore, this paper aims to employ two robust methodologies of sensitivity analysis in order to obtain more reliable results. As a result, the main motivations of this study can be summarized as follows: (1) conduct sensitivity analysis of jacket type platforms against extreme wave loads to distinct the most important parameters affecting the nonlinear response of jacket platforms, (2) consider PSSI in the 3-D model of jacket, (3) utilize two robust methods of sensitivity analysis including Tornado and correlation coefficient approaches, (4) employ Incremental Wave Analysis (IWA)  as a newly introduced method in obtaining accurate behavior of jacket platforms against wave loading hazard and finally (6) consider both dynamic and static behavior of jacket platforms.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this paper, sensitivity analysis of jacket type platform against wave loading hazard was carried out through a case study jacket structure located in Persian Gulf region. It is remarkable that this sensitivity analysis was conducted for both static and dynamic behavior of jacket platforms utilizing pushover practice as well as more advanced methods of Static and Dynamic Incremental Wave Analyses (SIWA and DIWA). In addition, two separate methods of sensitivity analysis were employed, namely Tornado approach and more advanced approach of correlation coefficient technique. The results of sensitivity analysis illustrated that soil properties appear to be the most important source of uncertainty in nonlinear static and dynamic behaviors of jacket platforms. The second important factor was the yield stress of bracing members. In addition, the results dictated that drag coefficient can affect nonlinear behavior of jacket platforms in some ways. With regard to CWH indicator, the most important random variables are drag coefficient, undrained shear strength of soil layers and marine growth. Ultimate capacity of SPD2 jacket platform estimated by IWA approach is generally sensitive to soil properties and yield stress of jacket members. Undrained shear strength of soil mostly influences the collapse displacement. Other random variables such as yield stress of members as well as module of elasticity have similar effects on the collapse displacement. In addition, FOSM was utilized in order to estimate the mean and standard deviation of response. Although the FOSM estimated the mean values of response properly and its difference with more exact method of LHS was less than 2 and 6% for SIWA and DIWA respectively, this approach was not able to predict the standard deviation of response, properly.