The 2D heat transfer from offshore, completely buried pipelines is studied with reference to transient working conditions. In particular, the start-up case is considered (i.e., the case of a pipeline initially at equilibrium with the surrounding soil). Two different start-up cases are investigated: the step-rising case and the smooth-rising case. (In the latter, the steady-state wall temperature is reached in a finite time.) The energy balance equation is written in a dimensionless form and solved numerically by means of a finite element method. The dimensionless temperature field in the soil and the thermal power exchanged per unit length by the pipeline with the soil are determined. A comparison with a simpler one-dimensional model of the phenomenon (“extra-soil layer” approximation) is performed.

Transient heat transfer from an offshore buried pipeline during start-up working conditions

BARLETTA, ANTONIO;LAZZARI, STEFANO;ZANCHINI, ENZO;
2008

Abstract

The 2D heat transfer from offshore, completely buried pipelines is studied with reference to transient working conditions. In particular, the start-up case is considered (i.e., the case of a pipeline initially at equilibrium with the surrounding soil). Two different start-up cases are investigated: the step-rising case and the smooth-rising case. (In the latter, the steady-state wall temperature is reached in a finite time.) The energy balance equation is written in a dimensionless form and solved numerically by means of a finite element method. The dimensionless temperature field in the soil and the thermal power exchanged per unit length by the pipeline with the soil are determined. A comparison with a simpler one-dimensional model of the phenomenon (“extra-soil layer” approximation) is performed.
2008
A. Barletta; S. Lazzari; E. Zanchini; A. Terenzi
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