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Fatigue Design of Marine Structures


  • Author: Inge Lotsberg, Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd, Norway
  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107121331

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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.

    • Covers all basic areas of fatigue design including material selection, fabrication, improvement methods, non-destructive testing, probability of failure, and in-service inspection
    • Richly illustrated with more than three hundred diagrams and photos
    • Includes forty-seven example calculations on a range of topics within fatigue design
    • Connects physical description of structural and fatigue behavior with its mathematical model
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    '… contains very comprehensive information and a large number of interesting examples of fatigue assessments particularly of welded joints … It is written well and with great care and illustrated by numerous figures and diagrams. The reader finds the experience and personal views of the author throughout the book. … a very important and valuable contribution in the quite complex field of fatigue design which should be found in all bookshelfs or computers of structural engineers of marine structures.' Wolfgang Fricke, Marine Structures

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107121331
    • dimensions: 261 x 183 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.32kg
    • contains: 308 b/w illus. 56 tables 47 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    Appendix A: examples of fatigue analysis
    Appendix B: stress intensity factors.

  • Author

    Inge Lotsberg, Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd, Norway
    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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