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VIV Solutions’ SHEAR7 Report

SHEAR7 is the offshore industry’s leading tool for conducting vortex-induced vibration (VIV) analyses of deepwater risers and pipelines. Helical strakes and fairings are often installed on subsea structures to suppress VIV and mitigate the long-term effects of harsh environmental conditions, thereby lengthening the fatigue life ensuring safe operations.

As such, VIV Solutions has developed a new set of input coefficients that better match data measured during controlled laboratory experiments than the default SHEAR7 coefficients.  Our calibration exercise is intended to produce ...

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Subsea Tieback Forum 2019

Join VIV Solutions at the upcoming Subsea Tieback Forum.  This exciting event will take place March 5-7 in San Antonio, Texas.  Stop by booth #546 to learn more about our latest advancements in helical strake and fairing technologies.  As the industry’s leading experts, we look forward to addressing your VIV suppression needs and learning how we can support your next project.  

Need a complimentary pass to the exhibit hall?  Click here to download a copy.

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Meet the Team – Don Allen

Biography
Don Allen graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Rice University in 1986.   He joined Shell in 1987 and began work in offshore structures research with a focus on VIV suppression, which led to the discovery of the short fairing and tall helical strake.  Don also led a joint industry program with MIT that resulted in the program SHEAR7 which has become the ...

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Meet the Team – Julie Dehne

Biography

Julie Dehne graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2006.  During her undergraduate studies, she developed an appreciation for technical innovation and design while interning for a professional IndyCar racing team.  She was recruited by Shell and joined the VIV suppression small business group as a project manager for deepwater offshore equipment.  She was promoted to the role of account executive in 2009 after demonstrating a passion for combining both customer ...

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Meet the Team – Jeff Dupuis

Biography
Jeff Dupuis graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and completed his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  He spent 4 years as a product development engineer for the Chrysler Group serving as the leader of a cross-functional design team before joining Shell Global Solutions in 2009.  While at Shell, Jeff specialized in vortex-induced vibration suppression as well as subsea hardware design and installation.  Jeff ...

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VIV Solutions Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

VIV Solutions is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO® 9001:2015 certification for the design, engineering, and project management of VIV suppression goods and services.  The company was independently audited and verified by the ABS Group as conforming to the specific requirements necessary to attain this distinction.

The ISO standard mandates that VIV Solutions regularly review and improve its systems and processes, assure conformance to statutory and regulatory requirements, and aim to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of ...

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