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A tool for tranversal section planar visualization of flexible pipes and umbilical cables

Grant number: 07/03698-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2007
Effective date (End): January 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Naval and Oceanic Engineering - Marine and Ocean Structures
Principal Investigator:Clóvis de Arruda Martins
Grantee:Christiano Odir Cardoso Meirelles
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Umbilical cables and flexible pipes for deepwater oil exploitation are very complex elements in a structural viewpoint. They are formed by several components of different materials and have distinct functions. That complexity leads to the need of tools that help the visualization of the three-dimensional arrangement of the components. That work plan aims to construct a computational tool for the planar visualization of the transversal section of umbilical cables and flexible pipes.