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Analytical-numerical investigations on vortex-induced vibrations and parametric excitation phenomena in flexible cylinders in vertical and catenary configurations

Grant number: 16/25457-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2017
Effective date (End): September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Naval and Oceanic Engineering - Hydrodynamics of Ships and Ocean Systems
Principal Investigator:Guilherme Rosa Franzini
Grantee:Guilherme Jorge Vernizzi Lopes
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/16578-2 - Analysis of the dynamics of vertical and flexible cylinders subjected to vortex-induced vibrations using the nonlinear normal modes approach, BE.EP.DD


Slender structures found in offshore engineering present a rich dynamic behavior from the scientific point-of-view and, consequently, demand a complex analysis. Both linear and nonlinear phenomena coexist and, hence, the complete analysis of this dynamics is not a trivial task. This research project will focus on two particular phenomena, namely, parametric excitation problems and Vortex-Induced Vibrations (VIV). The parametric excitation problems arise from the temporal variation of the geometric stiffness of slender structures such as, for example, TLP risers and tendons. On the other hand, VIV is a particular class of flow-induced vibration, characterized by amplitudes of oscillation close to one diameter. It is planned to carry out an analytical-numerical investigation analysis of these two phenomena in two particular configurations of a flexible cylinder, namely vertical catenary ones. Particularly, Reduced-Order Models (ROMs) will be analyzed, allowing the use of analytical techniques of nonlinear dynamics. ROMs are a complimentary approach to higher-order models (such as those based on the finite element method) and focus on representing the dynamics by means of a low number of degrees-of-freedom. As a first activity, it is intended to determine nonlinear modes for the problems of vertical cylinders and catenary. Then, these nonlinear modes will be used as projection functions in the Galerkin's method, employed to obtain the systems of differential equations representative of the ROMs. Parametric excitation problems will be studied using the ROMs employing analytical solutions (when possible) and numerical integration of the ROMS. The results will be compared woth those obtained with a computational tool based on the finite element method. VIV phenomenon will involve cylinders with one and two degrees-of-freedom and the hydrodynamic loads will be modeled by nonlinear equations coupled to structural oscillators, following a phenomenological approach. Numerical integration and analytical studies will be carried. It is also planned an analytical-numerical correlation with experimental data available in the research group. As final results, it is planned to highlight some aspects such as, for example, knowledge gains from the use of nonlinear modes as projection functions in the Galerkin method, the effects of a multimodal approach on the problems studied here, and a deep experimental correlation. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
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VERNIZZI, GUILHERME JORGE; FRANZINI, GUILHERME ROSA; LENCI, STEFANO. Reduced-order models for the analysis of a vertical rod under parametric excitation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES, v. 163, . (16/25457-1, 17/16578-2)
VERNIZZI, GUILHERME JORGE; LENCI, STEFANO; FRANZINI, GUILHERME ROSA. A discussion regarding reduced-order modelling of inclined elastic and immersed cables under excitation. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NON-LINEAR MECHANICS, v. 145, p. 23-pg., . (17/16578-2, 16/25457-1)
VERNIZZI, GUILHERME JORGE; LENCI, STEFANO; FRANZINI, GUILHERME ROSA. A detailed study of the parametric excitation of a vertical heavy rod using the method of multiple scales. MECCANICA, v. 55, n. 12, SI, p. 2423-2437, . (16/25457-1, 17/16578-2)
VERNIZZI, GUILHERME JORGE; LENCI, STEFANO; FRANZINI, GUILHERME ROSA. A detailed study of the parametric excitation of a vertical heavy rod using the method of multiple scales. MECCANICA, v. 55, n. 12, p. 15-pg., . (17/16578-2, 16/25457-1)
Academic Publications
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LOPES, Guilherme Jorge Vernizzi. Contributions to the investigation of the nonlinear dynamics of immersed slender structures: reduced-order model analysis and their advantages.. 2022. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola Politécnica (EP/BC) São Paulo.

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