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Pereboom, H.P. (author), van Beek, P.J.G. (author), Pijpers, R.J.M. (author), MacDonald, K. (author)
High cycle fatigue failure is likely to occur when a rather undamped offshore installation is operated over a long period of time. Especially welded parts are vulnerable to fluctuating stress ranges, if the structural components, such as the small bore side branches, are loaded in resonance. In particular, the welded connections at e.g. tie-in...
conference paper 2015
van Beek, P.J.G. (author), Pijpers, R.J.M. (author), Macdonald, K. (author), Maljaars, J. (author), Lunde, K. (author), Korst, H.J.C. (author), Hansen, F. (author)
This paper describes a novel and advanced tailor-made fatigue assessment method whereby acceptable vibration levels are based on maximum acceptable stress ranges for individual side branches. The acceptable stress ranges for each critical welded connection are based on a fracture mechanics analysis of fatigue crack growth. This method also...
conference paper 2014