Kinematic optimization of an overboarding chute mechanism

Borgia, Fabio (2017) Kinematic optimization of an overboarding chute mechanism. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Civil engineering [LM-DM270], Documento full-text non disponibile
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I had the opportunity to develop my thesis during the Internship Program at F.lli Righini, a world leader in designing and manufacturing offshore equipment. I was tasked with improving the mechanical efficiency of an umbilical lay system. Instead of laying the cable on the sea floor, the Client wished to have it partially floating. A new system had to be devised whereby a number of buoyancy modules had to be installed on the cable itself, an operation complicated by the fact that it could not be performed by a traditional fixed chute. To solve this challenge, Righini suggested an innovative kinematic chute able to perform a certain rotation, thereby fully satisfying the requisites. The aim of this master thesis is to optimize this prototype system. A MATLAB code will be created to conduct a meticulous structural analysis of the kinematic chute, to see if the piston which activates the whole chute rotation can be optimized in terms of weight and cost.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Borgia, Fabio
Relatore della tesi
Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Offshore Engineering
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Kinematic chute optimization,umbilical lay system,result analysis,piston optimization
Data di discussione della Tesi
20 Dicembre 2017

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