As world energy consumption intensifies, the oil and gas exploitation technology in the polar region are drawing more and more attention. However, due to the harsh environment, the oil and gas exploitation operation in the polar region are faced with enormous challenges, such as low temperature and sea ice collision, etc. This paper mainly focuses on the structural strength and integrity study of the arctic drilling riser suffering from the floe collision loading. First, the discrete element software IceDEM is employed to develop a local drilling riser - sea ice interaction model subjected to the floe collision loading in the splash zone, and the corresponding dynamic collision response between the drilling riser and the floe ice could be calculated and acquired. Then, a global drilling riser model is built within the framework of general finite element analysis software ABAQUS to investigate the dynamic behavior of the arctic drilling riser in the polar environment, and the dynamic collision loading derived from IceDEM simulation is also introduced in this global model. Finally, the dynamic responses of the arctic drilling riser based on the finite element simulation are investigated to research the riser’s security and integrity, which can provide reference for the design and application of the drilling riser in the polar region.
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