A DESCRIPTION OF THE UK OFFSHORE STEELS RESEARCH PROJECT, FOR THE PRESENTATION OF THE OBJECTIVES AND CURRENT PROGRESS
USOSRP, one of the major offshore technology projects of the Department of Energy, is intended to provide quantitative data for the assessment of the safety and reliability of steel structures. The work, which will continue to 1979, has reached an important stage in its development. The main experimental programme, which will include the fatigue testing of welded tubular joints up to 72" diameter, will commence shortly. The project has established a leading position in an area of increasing international interest and agreement has been reached to collaborate in a larger European programme. The development and progress of the project is reviewed and the continuing relevance of the work is considered in the light of the changing U.K. platform situation. The importance of the results of the project to the Department of Energy programmes on inspection and monitoring is described. Additionally, it is foreseen that at the experimental level, UKOSRP will contribute to the repair and inspection requirements by providing access to large-scale stressing equipment and to a unique source of fatiguing and failed tubular specimens. Some valuable results have already been obtained and important fatigue data from the main experimental programme will become available at an increasing rate during 1977.
National Engineering LaboratoryEast Kilbride, Glasgow, ZZ Scotland
- Publication Date: 1977-4-19
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Fatigue tests; Fracture mechanics; Joints (Engineering); Offshore structures; Reliability; Steel; Structural analysis; Tubular structures; Welds
- Uncontrolled Terms: Structural reliability; Welded joints
- Old TRIS Terms: Tubular joints
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00168234
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: United Kingdom Department of Energy
- Report/Paper Numbers: XV-404-77
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM