Hydrodynamics and on-bottom stability of subsea cables and small diameter pipelines

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Novel laboratory, numerical and field observational research has been undertaken into the hydrodynamic and geotechnical
interactions between cables, the ocean and the seabed. The results enable significant improvement in on-bottom stability
design of small diameter pipelines including subsea power cables, since existing oil-and-gas pipeline codes miss much of the
relevant physics. Subsea cables form the vital connections that enable renewable energy to be reliably and cost-effectively
transported to the consumer. The results of this research are being incorporated into new design guidance (British Standards
Institute BS 10009) and have been applied to a growing number of offshore renewable energy projects.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Draper, Scott, Supervisor
  • Cheng, Liang, Supervisor
  • An, Hongwei, Supervisor
  • White, David, Supervisor
  • Fogliani, Antonino, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Jun 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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