Buckling capacity of simulated patch corroded tubular columns – laboratory tests
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Original versionIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2019, 700 (1), . 10.1088/1757-899X/700/1/012029
This paper presents the experimental test results for the buckling capacity of tubular columns exposed to simulated unsymmetrical patch corrosion damage. These tests were performed to investigate how the results of these experiments compare with the capacities obtained for the formulae provided in the 2004 revision of NORSOK N-004. Formulae for patch corroded tubular columns are needed in standards and as such it is unfortunate that these formulae are removed from the present revision of the NORSOK N-004 standard. Prior to suggesting introducing these previous formulae in standards, experimental tests to confirm good correlation between experiments and formulae are needed. The tests performed in this work are presented in this paper for 100% (intact columns), 69%, 34% and 0% remaining wall thickness in the patch.