Fatigue Behaviour of Offshore Structures

  • Ashok Gupta
  • Ramesh Prasad Singh

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 1-41
  3. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 43-71
  4. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 73-92
  5. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 93-119
  6. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 121-144
  7. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 145-288
  8. Ashok Gupta, Ramesh Prasad Singh
    Pages 289-296
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 297-312

About this book


and Literature Rev iew Chapter 1 1. INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW The exploration for oil and gas in ever increasing water depths has given an impetus to research efforts on the behaviour of offshore structures under ocean environment. These structures are continuously subjected to environmental loading because of waves, wind and current. A response analysis is required to assess the safety of offshore structure under severe storm conditions as well as for estimation of damage caused by less severe but more frequently occuring sea states. A majority of the reported failures in the life time of offshore structures are in fact fatigue failures. The offshore structures are usually built in the form of welded tubular structures. The joints of these tubular members experience the fatigue damage mainly due to small defects in welding which act as crack initiators, high stress concentrations and the variable loads. The variable loads due to the ocean waves cause cyclic stress variation in the structural members and the accumu­ lated effect of these stresses results in the fatigue failure.


Storm environment ocean water wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Ashok Gupta
    • 1
  • Ramesh Prasad Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engineering DepartmentIndian Institute of Technology DelhiHauz Khas, New DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-17024-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82899-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-5035
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