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Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics and Defect Assessment of Tubular Structures

  • M. M. K. Lee
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 394)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the methodologies used in the fatigue design and defect assessment of offshore tubular structures. The topics covered include
  • Introduction to fatigue design of tubular structures

  • Fatigue assessment using fracture mechanics

  • Calculations of stress concentration factors and stress intensity factors using finite elements

  • Parametric equations for stress concentration factors

  • Stress intensity factor solutions

  • Fatigue and fracture assessment in practice

Keywords

Stress Intensity Factor Crack Growth Rate Stress Intensity Factor Stress Concentration Factor Offshore Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. K. Lee
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  1. 1.University of WalesSwanseaUK

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