491 Project No. 5

# 491 Project No. 5 - 48,600 lb The graphical representation...

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PETE 491 Drilling Engineering Project No. 5 Graphical Representation of Wind Loading of Vertical Structures UL Department of Petroleum Engineering Date Assigned: October 5, 2005 Date Submitted: October 12, 2005 Submitted to Dr. Hayatdavoudi ________________________ Brb

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J. PETE 491 Project No. 5 Performed: 10/5/05 Submitted: 10/12/05 Graphical Representation of Wind Loading of Vertical Structures The awareness of wind loading and oilfield drilling equipment is necessary for protecting property and personnel. If a hurricane hit a rig with it’s pipe racked back in the derrick where side dimensions were 90 ft by 6 ft, then the area would be 540 ft 2 . This area multiplied by a perpendicular wind at 150 mph would have a horizontal load of
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Unformatted text preview: 48,600 lb. The graphical representation of the following equation regarding forces applied to a derrick where Pressure, P is the wind load (lb/ft2), V is the wind velocity (mph) and .004 is the drag coefficient for flat members: ) ( 004 . 2 V P × = Wind Loading 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150 Wind Velocity, mph Pressure, lb/ft 2 Graphical Plot of Wind Velocity vs. Force Pressure vs. wind velocity data: V 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 125 130 135 140 145 150 P 10 12 14 17 20 23 26 29 32 36 40 44 48 53 58 63 68 73 78 84 90 2 J. PETE 491 Project No. 5 Performed: 10/5/05 Submitted: 10/12/05 3...
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## This note was uploaded on 10/27/2009 for the course PETROLEUM 491 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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