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

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Abstract

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
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Draper, Scott, Supervisor
  • Cheng, Liang, Supervisor
  • An, Hongwei, Supervisor
  • White, David, Supervisor
  • Fogliani, Antonino, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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