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1.1 Introduction and background
1.2 Review
1.3.1 Definition of stresses in welded connections
1.3.2 Definition of hot spot stress
1.3.3.1 Experimental methods
1.3.3.2 Parametric equations
1.4.1.1 Formulation of the basic S-N curves
1.4.1.2 The implication of other factors' fatigue performance
1.4.2.1 Fatigue crack growth modelling
1.4.2.2 Fatigue life assessment based on FM
1.5 Summary
2.2 Fatigue loading in Jack-up structures
2.3.1COLOS/C-12-20 series
2.3.2 UKOSRPII double-peaked spectrum
2.3.3 Hart/Wirsching algorithm
2.3.4 WASH sequence
2.4 The JOSH model
2.5.1 PRBS
2.5.2The Markov chain technique
2.6.1 The transfer function approach
2.6.2.1 Study of an in-service Jack-up platform
2.6.2.2 Effective mass of structure and mass matrix
2.6.2.3 Stiffness of structure and stiffness matrix
2.6.2.4 Damping of structure and damping matrix
2.6.3 Modelling of soil-structure interaction
2.7 Modelling of wave loading
2.8 Selection of sea states
2.9 Discussion
2.10 Summary
3.1 Introduction
3.2.1 Properties of SE 702
3.2.2 Consideration of test specimen geometry
3.2.3 Fabrication ofSE 702 specimens
3.3.1 Details of test rig
3.3.2 Test control and data acquisition
3.3.3.1 Seawater environment
3.3.3.2 Cathodic protection system
3.4.1 Experimental stress analysis procedure
3.4.2 Use of parametric equations
3.5 Experimental fatigue testing
3.6.1 Fatigue crack initiation
3.6.2Crack growth curves
3.6.3 Crack aspect ratio evolution
3.6.4 S-N data
3.7 Discussion
3.8 Summary
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The stress intensity factor concept
4.3 Experimental results
4.4.1 The average stress model
4.4.2 The two phase model
4.4.3 The modified average stress model
4.5 Adapted plate solutions
4.6 New semi-empirical Y factor solution
4.7.2Equivalent crack growth concept
4.8 Consideration of sequence effects
4.9 Fast assessment of offshore structures
4.10.1 Use of sea state probability distribution model
4.10.2 Formulation of the sea state equivalent stress concept
4.11 Discussion
4.12 Summary
5.1 Summary
5.2 Conclusions and recommendations
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Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Offshore Structures

Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Offshore Structures

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