EXPERIMENTAL STRESS ANALYSIS IN MASSIVE OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

Offshore petroleum-producing structure have been made safer and more efficient through strain and load measurements. Measurements on North Sea structures are discussed including both design verification and year-round performance testing. Loads in these fixed-rigs, in floating-rig components and in production pipelines are measured with strain gages and transducers. Certain of these offshore structures and typical testing performed are discussed, including some using environmentally protected weldable strain gages.

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    Society for Experimental Stress Analysis

    21 Bridge Square
    Westport, CT  USA  06880
  • Authors:
    • Ritchie, D G
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 327-332
  • Serial:
    • Experimental Mechanics
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Society for Experimental Mechanics
    • ISSN: 0014-4851

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM