Preliminary Stiffness and Strength based Design and Analysis of a Composite Ampelmann Gangway
The gangway of the Ampelmann system is used to transfer personnel, safely from and to the offshore platform in the sea, during operation. In this paper, an attempt to replace the current metallic gangway with a composite one is presented. The design is resistant to harsh environments and random dynamic loads. A preliminary semi-analytical based study resulted in a 45% weight reduction purely for a section of the gangway. Composite bridges are used as reference for design and certification requirements.
Authors: Koushik Subramanian, Koen Van Valkenhoef, Sonell Shroff
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016