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Slippage of helical reinforcing on a bent cylinder
When a cylindrical structure with helical reinforcing is bent, the reinforcing tends to slide with respect to the inscribed cylinder. Unbonded flexible pipe is an example of such a structure. As aExpand
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ANALYSIS OF A FLEXIBLE-RISER TOP CONNECTION WITH BEND RESTRICTOR
The connection of a flexible riser to the floating production system is a critical area with respect to extreme deformation and fatigue. One of the proposed means of preventing failure of theExpand
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On the Prediction of the Endurance Strength of Flexible Pipe
A procedure is presented for the design of flexible riser systems with respect to damage through mechanical deterioration. The significance of regarding flexible pipe as hysteretic is demonstrated.AnExpand
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The integrity of flexible pipe: search for an inspection strategy
Flexible pipe is composed of polymeric cylindrical elements, reinforced by layers of helical steel wires. Its integrity is threatened by a number of processes, ranging from imperfections duringExpand
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