NUMERICAL MODELLING OF DAMAGE TO RING STIFFENED CYLINDERS.

A. Onoufriou, A. S. Elnashai, J. E. Harding, P. J. Dowling

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Abstract

The problem of damage to the ring stiffened cylindrical legs of offshore platforms, caused by berthing impact of a vessel, is addressed in this paper. The damaged state is characterised by large local deflections and stresses which can cause a significant reduction on the axial strength of the affected platform leg. This knock-down effect can be even more important in the case of shells with slender geometries. Experimental work was performed on the denting of a ring stiffened cylinder the geometry of which is representative of the new generation of floating platforms. The damage process was treated as a static problem by denting the ring-stiffened member thorough a knife edge indentor which was chosen to represent an idealised side edge impact of a ship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages281-289
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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