The N-Year Maximum Mean Values and the Coefficients of Variation of Loads Subjected to Port and Offshore Structures
It is necessary to know mean values and coefficients of variation of loads in order to verify the safety of structures. In this paper, the N-year maximum mean values and the coefficients...

Extreme Value Distribution for Stochastic Processes Subject to a Full Load Climate
Reliability analysis of structures subject to environmental loads generally involves load effects which are properly treated as stochastic processes, and requires determination of the...

The Extremes of Combinations of Environmental Loads
The objectives and the general approach of an offshore environmental data and extremal analysis are described. The intention is to develop long-term design values of wave, wind and current...

Optimal Inspection Planning for Fatigue Damage of Offshore Structures
A formulation of optimal design, inspection and maintenance against damage caused by fatigue crack growth is formulated. A stochastic model for fatigue crack growth based on linear elastic...

Uprating an In-Service Offshore Pipeline
The Ekofisk to Emden 36-inch pipeline, transmits gas 275 miles from the Ekofisk field to Emden, West Germany, and has been in operation since 1977. The operator Phillips Petroleum Company...

Organizational Roots of System Failure: The Case of Offshore Platforms

Geometrical Nonlinearity in Offshore Pipelines
Pipelines are very flexible structural systems which are subjected to various boundary conditions. For instance, during the laying process, the pipes roll on the guidance tracks on the...

A Methodology for Assessing the Reliability of TLP Tethers Under Maximum and Minimum Lifetime Loads
The Tension Leg Platform (TLP) is a large, floating offshore platform for producing oil and gas in deep water. The TLP is moored to the ocean floor by vertical tethers. Loads in the tethers...

Tension Leg Platform: An Overview of the Concept, Analysis, and Design

Nonlinear Diffraction Effects on Tension-Leg Platforms

Special Problems: Sub- and Superharmonic Responses of a Tension Leg Platform

An Overview of Tension Leg Platform Model Studies

Cables and Flexible Pipes in Contact with Sea Floor
Flexible offshore systems can be analyzed by a number of different techniques. The techniques described herein fall in the general category of finite element methods. Special cable elements...

The Fatigue Performance of Welded Joints in a Marine Environment
The fatigue lives of plate-plate, pipe-plate, and tubular welded joints tested in seawater under free corrosion, optimum cathodic protection and cathodic overprotection measured in the...

Inspection Strategies for Offshore Structures
The fatigue limit state is the governing limit state for the structural dimensions in several parts of offshore structures. Prediction of the fatigue life of tubular joints and other welded...

Effect of High Frequency Response on Fatigue of Offshore Structures
Welded steel specimens have been tested under several loading spectra to determine the effect on fatigue life of high frequency components in the psd of the stress or strain in the joint....

Low-Cycle Fatigue Reliability of Offshore Structures Subjected to Earthquakes
This paper develops and implements a methodology for predicting probabilistically the damage an offshore structure will experience in an earthquake. The analysis begins with the probability...

Modal Parameter Identification of an Offshore Platform from Earthquake Response Records
The Whittier Narrows earthquake on October 1, 1987, was recorded by the earthquake monitoring system on an offshore platform installed in a water depth of 97 m in the Santa Barbara Channel....

Tension Leg Platform
a State of the Art Review
Prepared by the Task Group on Compliant Offshore Platforms of ASCE. This report considers the analysis and design of tension leg platforms (TLPs),...

Helical Bearing Plate Foundations for Underpinning
Helical anchor foundations have been used in construction to provide resistance against uplift and compressive loading for structures such as transmission towers, tied walls, pipelines,...

 

 

 

 

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