Fatigue Design of Marine Structures
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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.
This is a theoretical and practical guide for fatigue design of marine structures including sailing ships and offshore oil structures.