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1. (WO2013160771) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DESIGN OF PIPELINE COMPONENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/160771    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/001151
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06F 17/50
Applicants: ACERGY FRANCE SA
Inventors: LAGACHE, Aurélien
SIMON, Julien
POLLET, Anthony
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DESIGN OF PIPELINE COMPONENTS
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for pipeline component design are described. Input parameters and output parameters for the component design are identified (210). An analytic model is constructed using a design of experiments technique to represent influence of the input parameters on the output parameters (220). Value sets for the input parameters which meet a selection criterion for at least one of the output parameters are then identified (230). Finite element analysis is conducted (240) on the identified value sets, and a pipeline component design choice is identified (250) from results of the finite element analysis. Pipeline components are then manufactured according to the identified design.