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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Conference on Performance of Offshore Structures in Chester, November 5-7, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Metallurgists

    Northway House, High Road, Whetstone
    London N20 9LW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cotton, H C
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM