Advanced Fracture Control Procedures for Deepwater Platforms and Compliant Towers

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by P.W. Marshall, Shell Oil Co.,
J.W. Post, Consultant,
R.E. Frischmuth, Vetco-Gray Inc.,
J.L. Grover, Aptech Inc,

Abstract: This paper describes an integrated approach to fracture control problems – applied first as a necessary adjunct to the authors' own engineering practice, then in developing the US National Codes for tubular structures, AWS D1.1 and API RP 2A, as well as related standards for materials, welding, and testing.

Copyright holder: Copyright 1990, Offshore Technology Conference

Subject Headings: Cracking | Standards and codes | Material tests | Awards and prizes | Structural control | Construction materials | Welding |


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