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Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Design of a Test Rig for Vibration Control of Oil Platforms using Magnetorheological Dampers

Lisa Lamont

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Lana Chaar

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Mansour Karkoub

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Abstract
Offshore steel structures are subjected to hydrodynamic forces. These forces induce vibration in the structure, which in turn has a great effect on the safety and durability of the structure and the manpower operating it. Magnetorheological (MR) dampers are proven as a feasible alternative to reducing structural vibrations. This paper presents the initial investigation of integrating MR dampers in Offshore Steel Jacket Platforms to decrease the vibrations discussed. A Steel Jacket Structure with MR damper is simulated using Simulink and the results are presented. In addition, an experimental model is designed to verify the simulation responses.




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