Performance Limits for Deepwater Pipelines

by J.R. Fowler, Stress Engineering Services Inc.,
C.G. Langner, Shell Development Co.,

Part of: Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering: Hall of Fame Papers


This paper highlights the differences between onshore and offshore pipeline design. It then summarizes the results of combined external pressure, tension, and bending testing on full scale 6 5/8 and 16 pipe, and uses these results to support suggestions for appropriate design formulas for combined external pressure, tension, and bending loads. Finally, purchasing suggestions for pipe subjected to severe deepwater loadings are presented.

Copyright holder: Copyright 1991, Offshore Technology Conference

Subject Headings: Offshore pipelines | Pressure pipes | Load tests | Load factors | External pressure | Bending (structural) | Tension


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