MATERIALS AND FABRICATIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTIONS
The selection of steel qualities, welding consumables and welding techniques for large offshore structures entails a consideration of the particular design in the context of the environment in which the construction will be fabricated, installed and operated. This paper discusses the various potential failure mechanisms--brittle fracture, fatigue, stress corrosion, etc, which must be taken into account as well as problems which may arise during fabrication, for example because of lamellar tearing or underbead cracking. Matters requiring further research are briefly indicated. Order from: BSRA No. 48,083.
- Paper presented at Conference on Performance of Offshore Structures in Chester, November 5-7, 1976.
Institution of MetallurgistsNorthway House, High Road, Whetstone
London N20 9LW, England
- Cotton, H C
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Failure; Fracture mechanics; Materials selection; Offshore construction; Offshore structures; Stress corrosion; Tearing; Welding
- Old TRIS Terms: Welding techniques
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00174226
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM