Casualty data for a variety of offshore structures are presented and analysed to identify the principal modes of failure. The application of fatigue analysis in the design, construction and survey of floating and fixed offshore structures is discussed in relation to the requirements of the U.K. Department of Energy for the issue of a valid certificate of fitness for operations in the North Sea. The problems of underwater survey and repair work are examined from the viewpoint of the classifying society. The paper concludes with a review of research work in a number of countries on underwater welding processes. Order from BSRA as No. 54,830.

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    Wijt en Zn BV

    Box 268
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Smedley, G P
  • Publication Date: 1980-12-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 772
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  • Accession Number: 00329991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM