J. Kim Vandiver’s MIT research team works on Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) of marine risers. Current research topics include:
•   Improving the VIV response prediction program (SHEAR7)
•   Conducting high mode number VIV field experiments
•   Modeling vibration suppression, including fairings and strakes

This work is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the SHEAR7 JIP (Joint Industry Project). “The SHEAR7 JIP” group has sponsored Prof. Vandiver’s VIV research for over 15 years. The current members are BP, Chevron, Petrobras, Shell, Statoil and Technip.

AMOG Consulting, as the distributor of the program, conducts ongoing software development to include not only improvements in the programs capabilities and interface, but also to incorporate the results of updated data from the research programme.

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