Offshore Technology Research Center

Mechanics of Materials

Click on the links below to view project summaries and available reports for completed projects in the following areas:

Composite Pipe (Risers, Tendons, Pipelines)

Year

A Comparative Risk Analysis of Composite and Steel Production Risers
2007
Composite Production Riser Assessment
2007
Composite Repair Methods for Steel Pipes
2007
Composite Riser Experience and Design Guidance
2006
Comparative Risk Analysis of Composite and Steel Production Risers: Composite Riser Response Assessment 
2005
Risk Analysis of Steel Production Risers for Deepwater Offshore Facilities
2004
Recommendations for a Ceramic Coating on High-Strength Low-Allow Steel to Prevent Corrosion in Composite Risers
1996

Composite Tubes

Year

Influence of Material, Lay-up, and Geometry on the Radius of Curvature of Spoolable Composite Tubulars
2002
Viscoelastic Properties of Composite Tube Materials
2001
Finite Element Analysis of a Coiled Composite Tubular 
2000
Behavior and Strength Of Composite Tubes Considering Delamination and Other Defects
1996
Structural Characterization and Structural/Material Similitude of Hybrid Composite Tube
1996
Structural characterization and Design Optimization of Hybrid Composite Tubes for TLP Riser Applications
1995
Design and Analysis of Hybrid Tubular Joints
1994
Analysis of Debond Growth in Tubular Joints Subjected to Tension and Flexural Loads
1991

Polyester Ropes

Year

MMS JIP: Full Scale Experiments on Damaged Polyester Rope 
2006
Polyester Rope Analysis Tool
2006

Technology Assessment

Year

Qualifying New Technologies for Deepwater Oil and Gas Development Workshop
2003
Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) Methods for Inspecting the Integrity of Composite Structures Used in the Offshore Oil Industry
2002

Corrosion/Cathodic Protection

Year

Comparing EIS Methods for Estimating the Degree of Delamination of Organic Coatings on Steel
1991
Corrosion of HPW-Steel in Seawater
1991
Corrosion of Materials Used in Offshore Construction
1991
Evaluation of the Degree of Delamination of Organic Coatings on Steel Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
1991
Mathematical Modeling of Cathodic Protection of a Low Carbon Steel Pipeline in Seawater Using the Boundary Element Method 
1991

Homopolar Welding

Year

Homopolar Pulsed Weld Characterization and Real-Time Quality Assurance
1994
Development of Homopolar Pulse Welding for Deepwater Pipeline Construction
1990

Miscellaneous

Year

Prediction of Progressive Damage of Thick Viscoelastic Laminates
2001
Time Dependent Deformation of a Nonlinear Viscoelastic Rubber-Toughened Fiber Composite with Growing Damage
2001
A Baseline Nonlinear Material Characterization for Predicting the Long-term Durability of Composite Structures
1997
Characterization Of Hybrid Composites: Offshore Applications
1996
Fracture Mechanics Calculation of Electrometric Components
1996
Modeling the Water-Modified Microstructure and Viscoelasticity of Epoxy Resins and Their Composites
1995
A Finite Element Study of Crack Initiation and Growth in Hyperelastic Materials
1994
Investigation of Moisture Effects on Interfacial Properties of an Epoxy Matrix Composite by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
1994
Global/Local Finite Element Analysis of Geometrically Nonlinear Structures
1992
Macro Finite Element Using Subdomain Integration
1992
Evaluation of Iterative Global/Local Stress Analysis
1991

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