Center for Reliable Energy Systems

Offshore Structures

CRES staff has been involved in the structural integrity assessment of offshore structures.  Some examples of our work are structural stability (such as buckling) and fatigue analysis of critical components.  Our staff has extensive experience in applying ECA principles for the development of girth weld defect acceptance criteria under high strain conditions, such as installation by reeling.  We bring our expertise in weld microstructure simulation and advanced fracture mechanics to solve complex integrity and safety problems.