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Development of a variable-length underwater cable model

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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
This thesis develops a novel variable length cable model to simulate the behavior of submerged cables with variable unstretched length and a PC based simulation that integrates the governing cable equations. The general model is developed from continuous cable equations that are discretized using a finite element method with linear elements. Two systems of equations were developed, one for a variable length elastic element and the other for a constant length elastic element. A cable transition model is developed to ensure dynamic compatibility when a variable length element is divided or combined. The model proved to be an efficient and reliable tool to predict the behavior of underwater cables with variable length.
Title: Development of a variable-length underwater cable model.
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Name(s): Curic, Dusan.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Driscoll, Frederick R., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 196 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis develops a novel variable length cable model to simulate the behavior of submerged cables with variable unstretched length and a PC based simulation that integrates the governing cable equations. The general model is developed from continuous cable equations that are discretized using a finite element method with linear elements. Two systems of equations were developed, one for a variable length elastic element and the other for a constant length elastic element. A cable transition model is developed to ensure dynamic compatibility when a variable length element is divided or combined. The model proved to be an efficient and reliable tool to predict the behavior of underwater cables with variable length.
Identifier: 9780496179138 (isbn), 12976 (digitool), FADT12976 (IID), fau:9844 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Cables, Submarine--Mathematical models
Finite element method
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