About the Book
Mechanics of Offshore Pipelines, Second Edition, Volume One: Buckling and Collapse gives engineers fundamental knowledge on principles surrounding the mechanical behavior of pipelines and long tubular structures in the oil and gas industry. Addressing common challenges pertaining to buckling and collapse under various offshore loads, the authors go through each challenge experimentally, with supporting and analyzing data to present the main limits encountered. Helpful to both the practicing engineer and the graduate level, the combined effort of analysis supplemented with numerical modeling helps engineers design procedures and guidelines to reproduce the best solution or solve problems using a nonlinear finite element code.
Custom formulations are also included to help users gain a deeper understanding of each challenge. Rounding out with helpful appendices, including a glossary of terms, this book continues to deliver critical research and data to engineers that need to design, install and maintain efficient and safe offshore pipelines.
Approx. 450 illustrations (with 50 in full color)