Numerical Modelling on the Local Design of a Marine Bonded Composite Hose (MBCH) and Its Helix Reinforcement

Chiemela Victor Amaechi*, Cole Chesterton, Harrison Obed Butler, Zewen Gu, Agbomerie Charles Odijie

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With the exploration of oil trending deeper, from shallow waters to deep waters, there is a corresponding increase in the need for more sustainable conduit materials for production purposes. Secondly, there is an increasing demand for more energy from fossil fuels that are excavated with less expensive technologies. As such, short-service hoses are applied in the offshore industry. The industry has utilised composites to improve the material and solve different offshore issues. This study analyses a current problem facing the oil and gas industry at present regarding hose usage. This paper presents results from the local design and analyses of a marine bonded composite hose (MBCH), to present its result visualisations and nephographs. In this paper, the local design of a 1 m section of an MBCH was carried out in ANSYS under different loading conditions. Some design criteria were set, and other load conditions were used to simulate the model using the finite element model (FEM) approach. From this study, composites could be considered to improve conventional marine hoses. The findings of the study include the identification of linear wrinkling and damage sites on the helix reinforcement. An experimental investigation and proper content test are recommended for the bonded hose. Additionally, highly reinforced hose ends are recommended in the ends of the MBCH, as they had maximum stress and strain values. It is recommended that hose operations like reeling must be conducted under operational pressure and not design pressure, as the study shows that the design pressure could be high on the hose model.
Original languageEnglish
Article number79
Journal Journal of Composites Science
Issue number3
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Numerical model
  • Finite element model (FEM)
  • Marine bonded composite hose
  • Composite riser
  • Layered marine structures
  • Liner wrinkling
  • Helix spring
  • Stress analysis
  • Bonded model


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