Fatigue Design of Marine Structures

  • ID: 3758081
  • Book
  • 504 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Fatigue Design of Marine Structures provides students and professionals with a theoretical and practical background for fatigue design of marine structures including sailing ships, offshore structures for oil and gas production, and other welded structures subject to dynamic loading such as wind turbine structures. Industry expert Inge Lotsberg brings more than forty years of experience in design and standards-setting to this comprehensive guide to the basics of fatigue design of welded structures. Topics covered include laboratory testing, S-N data, different materials, different environments, stress concentrations, residual stresses, acceptance criteria, non-destructive testing, improvement methods, probability of failure, bolted connections, grouted connections, and fracture mechanics. Featuring twenty chapters, three hundred diagrams, forty-seven example calculations, and resources for further study, Fatigue Design of Marine Structures is intended as the complete reference work for study and practice.
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1. Preface;
2. Introduction;
3. Fatigue degradation mechanism and failure modes;
4. Fatigue testing and assessment of test data;
5. Fatigue design approaches;
6. S-N curves;
7. Stresses in plated structures;
8. Stress concentration factors for tubular and shell structures subjected to axial loads;
9. Stresses at welds in pipelines, risers, and storage tanks;
10. Stress concentration factor for joints;
11. Finite element analysis;
12. Fatigue assessment based on stress range distributions;
13. Fabrication;
14. Probability of fatigue failure;
15. Design of bolted and threaded connections;
16. Fatigue analysis of jacket structures;
17. Fatigue analysis of floating platforms;
18. Fracture mechanics and unstable fracture;
19. Fatigue design of grouted connections;
20. Planning of in-service inspection for fatigue cracks; References; Appendix A: examples of fatigue analysis; Appendix B: stress intensity factors.
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Inge Lotsberg
Inge Lotsberg is a Specialist Engineer and Senior Vice President at DNV GL (merger of Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd) in Norway. He has more than forty years' practical experience with design and verification of steel structures, linear and non-linear finite element analysis, rule development, fatigue and fracture mechanics analyses, reliability analysis, and laboratory testing. The author or coauthor of 120 refereed papers, he has also served as a member and chairman in committees for the development of fatigue design standards within NORSOK and ISO.
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