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HELIDECK DESIGN

By
Madada Mashari
ST115150

CE81.74 Design of Fixed Offshore Structures

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Contents
Scope and Purpose
Design Data and Criteria
Helideck Geometry
Computer Model
Load cases and Combinations
Boundary Condition
Analysis Results
Conclusions
References
Hand Calculations (Attachment)

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Scope & Purpose

Analysis only cover the Inplace and Lifting


conditions

Other pre-service analyses are beyond the


scope

Miscellaneous design are beyond the scope of


this analysis

Design the helideck to meet the safety, strength


and stability criteria

Estimate the steel weight (MTO)

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Design Data & Criteria


Material

Properties

Parameters
Youngs Modulus
Shear Modulus
Possons Ratio
Density of Steel
Yield Strength
Tensile Strength

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Value
29000 Ksi
11200 Ksi
0.3
490 lbs/ft^3
36 Ksi
58 80 Ksi
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Design Data & Criteria


Helicopter

Data

Description

Data

Selected Helicopter

BELL 214ST

Max. take-off weight

17,000 lbs

Rotor diameter (RD)

52 ft

Overall Length (OL)

490 lbs/ft^3

Landing gear type

Wheel

Number of Wheel

2 @ Fore & 2 @ Aft

Percentage Gross Weight

22% @ Fore & 78% @ Aft

Distance between Fore & Aft Gears

15.7 ft

Width Between Gears

9.3 ft

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Design Data & Criteria


Design

Wind Speed

Operating

Storm

30 MPH
3-second Gust
At 32.8 ft above sea
level

50 MPH
3-second gust
At 32.8 ft above sea
level

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Design Data & Criteria


Allowable

Stress

Condition

Allowable Stress

Operating

1.00

Storm

1.33

Lifting

1.00

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Design Data & Criteria


Member

Effective Lengths

Member Condition
Cantilever Beam
Both Ends Supported Beam
Diagonal Bracing
Hanger / Collumn

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K-Factor
2.00
1.00
1.00
1.00

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HELIDECK GEOMETRY

98 ft

Helideck Geometry =
1/3 x diameter (RD) x 2 + overall Length (OL)

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Computer Model
Software: SACS
Isometric View

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Computer Model
Member

Sizes
W14X53

98 ft

W8X35

98 ft

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Computer Model
Member

Sizes
12.75OD x 0.5 Thk.

W14X53

98 ft

23 ft

W8X35

8.625OD x 0.5 Thk.

12.75OD x 0.5 Thk.


58.8 ft

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Load Case & Combinations


Independent

ID

Load Case

Basic Load

4a Self Weight
4b Padeyes (4 Nos)
Lighting
Un-modeled Structures
4c At Fore (2 locations)
At Aft (2 locations)
4d Live load
4e Operating Wind loads at 8 directions
4f Storm Wind loads at 8 directions

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Value
Generated by SACS
@2,000 lbs
@500 lbs
30 psf
@1870 lbs
@6630 lbs
40 psf
2.33 psf (pressure)
6.465 psf (pressure)
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Load Case & Combinations


Independent

Load Case 4b

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Load Case & Combinations


Independent

Load Case 4c
Fore
Wheel

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Aft Wheel

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Load Case & Combinations


Independent

Load Case 4d

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Load Case & Combinations


Wind

Load Directions

Wind Force is calculated


based on the Formula:

315 deg.

270 deg.
225 deg.

F = x ro x Cs x Vz^2 x A

Where:
Vz = V10 x Cb
Cb = (h/32.8)^1/8

0 deg.

180 deg.

45 deg.

135 deg.
90 deg.

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Load Case & Combinations


Load

ID
1001 1008
2001 2008
L135
L200

Combinations
Description

Combination

Operating In-place

(1.2x4a)+(1.2x4b)+4c+4d
+4e
(1.2x4a)+(1.2x4b)+4c+4f

Storm In-place
Lifting under DAF
= 1.35
Lifting under DAF
= 2.00

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((1.2x4a)+(1.2x4b))x1.35
((1.2x4a)+(1.2x4b))x2.00

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Boundary Condition
In-place

Analysis

PINNED
(111000)

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Boundary Condition
Lifting

Analysis
Fixed
(111111)

Hook
Lift Weight = 543,881 Lbs
= 247 MT

Member Released
One end: 000111
Another end: 000011
Sling modeled as axial
properties only

Spring_XY
10 lbs/in

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Analysis Results
Inplace Condition
Member Stress Checks

Isometric View of Member


with UC > 0.50

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Analysis Results
Inplace Condition
Member Stress Checks
ID

Member Load
Case

Member
Size

UC

CL

1002-1006 1004

16OD x 0.75 WT

0.39

DB1

3037-1011 1005

8.625OD x 0.5 WT

0.59

DB2

1003-3039 1007

12.75OD x 0.5 WT

0.66

HB

1002-1011 1003

12.75OD x 0.5 WT

0.38

HD1

3037-3052 1007

W14X53

0.88

HD2

3052-3112 1007

W8X35

0.64

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Analysis Results
Inplace Condition
Joint Stress Checks
Joint

Chord OD
(in)

Chord
Thk. (in)

Fy
(Ksi)

Load
UC

Strn UC

1012

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.123

0.865

1008

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.334

0.670

1010

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.334

0.670

1009

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.309

0.657

1011

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.373

0.657

1003

16.00

0.75

36.00

0.398

0.555

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Analysis Results
Inplace Condition
Deflection Check

58.8 ft
Max. Deflection = 1.098 in
Allowable Deflection = 58.8x12/360 = 1.96 in
Calculated Deflection < Allowable Acceptable

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Analysis Results
Lifting Condition
Member Stress Checks

Isometric View of Member


with UC > 0.50

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Analysis Results
Lifting Condition
Member Stress Checks for DAF = 2.00
ID

Member

Member Size

UC

CL

3045-1003

L200

16OD x 0.75 WT

0.35

HD1

3065-3043

L200

W14X53

0.89

Member
ID

Load Case

Stress Checks for DAF = 1.35

Member

Load Case

Member Size

UC

CL

3045-1003

L135

16OD x 0.75 WT

0.23

DB1

1009-3037

L135

8.625OD x 0.5 WT

0.44

DB2

1000-3044

L135

12.75OD x 0.5 WT

0.47

HB

1000-1008

L135

12.75OD x 0.5 WT

0.28

HD1

3055-3045

L135

W14X53

0.58

HD2

3065-3109

L135

W8X35

0.35

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Analysis Results
Lifting Condition
Joint Stress Checks
Joint

Chord OD
(in)

Chord
Thk. (in)

Fy
(Ksi)

Load
UC

1010

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.309

1008

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.307

1009

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.303

1011

12.75

0.688

36.00

0.303

1000

16.00

0.75

36.00

0.251

1002

16.00

0.75

36.00

0.251

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Analysis Results
Lifting Condition
Deflection Check

58.8 ft
Max. Deflection = 0.961 in
Allowable Deflection = 58.8x12/360 = 1.96 in
Calculated Deflection < Allowable Acceptable

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Conclusions

The designed helideck structures are meeting the


strength and stability requirements for the Inplace
and Lifting Condition

MTO is approximately 220 MT (including 10%


contingency)

Minimum Crane capacity required for the Offshore


lifting is approximately 300 MT

Miscellaneous design, i.e. padeye design, secondary


beam, plate and joint details are covered in the
present analysis

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References

Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing, and


Construction Heliposrts for Fixed Offshore Platform, API
RP 2L 4th Edition, May 1996

"Recommended Practice for Planning, Designing and


Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms - Working Stress
Design, API RP 2A-WSD, 21st Edition, Errata and
Supplement 3 October 2007

AISC Manual of Steel Construction, Allowable Stress


Design, 9th Edition

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