P-y models: Data
P-y models are used to specify horizontal soil loads for near-vertical lines that extend beneath the seabed.
You can define one or more named P-y models which can then be associated with individual lines. The P-y model data can be defined as varying with depth beneath the seabed.
Used to refer to the P-y model.
The range of depths over which each set of P-y curve data applies. The P-y curve data are treated as constant over this range of depths. However, the two API RP 2A formulations provide load-deflection curves that vary with depth given constant input data.
One of the following:
The effective density of the soil, equal to the saturated soil density minus the sea water density.
|Note:||The value specified in OrcaFlex is a density (mass per unit volume), whereas in the API RP 2A code the value is expressed as a weight (force per unit volume).|
The input parameters to the API RP 2A soft clay model. Note that εc is specified as a percentage strain.
The input parameters to the API RP 2A sand model.
The load-deflection curve in tabulated form.