Study & FEA Analysis of Transportation Skid
Abhijit Ekhande,  Prof. S.B. Naik
Transportation skid plays very important role in various industries. Offshore skids play a vital role in transportation of heavy pumps, engines and blender units used during manufacturing treatments at the well site. For universal acceptance and usage of these skids worldwide, the offshore design should meet various applicable codes and regulations, such as Bureau Veritas, Lloyds, ABS, or Det Norske Veritas (DNV) design standards. The designing of skid plays important role to ensure its use for offshore work. The stress analysis of skid is one of the key factor which gives ides about its sustainability to the desired load.
DNV is an autonomous and independent foundation created in 1864 in Norway. Its main objective is to safeguard life, property, and the environment both on and offshore. This involves the establishment of rules and guidelines regarding classification, quality assurance, and certification of sea-going vessels, structures, and other installations. Like other standards, DNV certification implies that a structure or an item of equipment has been reviewed against a certain set of requirements and furthermore that a document has been issued stating that the item is in compliance with the requirement. DNV certified skids are designed as structural frames that provide good continuity under different loading and lifting conditions. All primary structural members of a skid should qualify the criteria of allowable stresses and member deflection as per DNV design guidelines.
The challenges are geometry of skid assembly is complex, the location of CG is not symmetric.. The skid designed to sustained load of 12 tonnes & the acceptance criteria for the design is as per the international standard DNV 2.7
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Abhijit Ekhande,  Prof. S.B. Naik,   "Study & FEA Analysis of Transportation Skid"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.5, Issue 2, pp.1335-1345, May 2017, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1702209.pdf