Offshore Technology Research Center


OTRC Project Summary

Project Title:

Design and Analysis of Hybrid Tubular Joints

Prinicipal Investigators:

John Whitcomb and Robert Randall


National Science Foundation

Completion Date:

July, 1994

Final Report ID#

A60(Click to view final report abstract)

The objective of this study is to design and analyze a riser coupling that may be cost effectively manufactured using current technology.  All source of structural loading should be considered and either discounted or included in the model.  A design and analysis method is established to yield accurate results.  These tools are then used to develop an understanding of potential riser end-coupling designs.  An optimized riser design for a given set of material properties and loading conditions is attempted.

Related Publications: Stepanian, C. and Whitcomb, J.D., “Optimal Design of Adhesively Bonded Joints for Composite Risers,” Civil Engineering in the Oceans V, November 1992.

©2013 All Rights reserved Offshore Technology Research Center