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The applicability of leak-before-break on flooded member detection for offshore structures under fatigue
Kou K.P.1; Burdekin F.M.2
2008
Source PublicationEngineering Fracture Mechanics
ISSN00137944
Volume75Issue:1Pages:31-40
Abstract

The full development of growth of a circumferential crack in a tubular member from a long deep surface crack to final failure has been investigated by carrying out fracture mechanics based fatigue analyses, including the stage of a partial through-wall crack. The influences of member size, crack configuration material properties and loading conditions on the fatigue life have also been explored. The time available to detect the presence of the crack once it has penetrated the wall thickness (the flooded life) depends particularly on the rate of accumulation of fatigue damage (SN/year) and on the initial length of surface crack present. The analysis results have been applied to a case study of a particular offshore structure and loading situation and found to support inspection intervals of three years for flooded member detection for this case. The results of this fatigue analyses, have been compared to a conventional leak-before-break (LBB) procedure in flooded member detection. It was found that, for long deep cracks, the standard LBB procedure may underestimate the flooded life available for inspection, but for short cracks a standard LBB approach using extrapolations of standard stress intensity factor solutions would be non conservative. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

KeywordCrack Growth Flooded Member Detection Leak-before-break
DOI10.1016/j.engfracmech.2007.03.018
URLView the original
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaMechanics
WOS SubjectMechanics
WOS IDWOS:000251305100003
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionDEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Affiliation1.Universidade de Macau
2.University of Manchester
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Kou K.P.,Burdekin F.M.. The applicability of leak-before-break on flooded member detection for offshore structures under fatigue[J]. Engineering Fracture Mechanics,2008,75(1):31-40.
APA Kou K.P.,&Burdekin F.M..(2008).The applicability of leak-before-break on flooded member detection for offshore structures under fatigue.Engineering Fracture Mechanics,75(1),31-40.
MLA Kou K.P.,et al."The applicability of leak-before-break on flooded member detection for offshore structures under fatigue".Engineering Fracture Mechanics 75.1(2008):31-40.
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