Mechanics of Offshore Pipelines: Volume I

Mechanics of Offshore Pipelines: Volume I

Buckling and Collapse

2nd Edition - December 5, 2022

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  • Authors: Stelios Kyriakides, Edmundo Corona
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128168592

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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.

Key Features

  • Updated to include more practical aspects, such as failure of corroded pipes under external pressure and response of bi-material under bending
  • Delves into cost-effective materials and installation techniques
  • Covers guidelines, practicing methods and recommendations on maintenance and design
  • Recommended as the "bible" for offshore pipelines
  • Explains the full spectrum of classical challenges, such as inelastic structural mechanics and the newest technological demands


Pipeline engineers; pipeline designers; mechanical engineers; graduate-level petroleum engineers; graduate-level mechanical engineers; practicing engineers in pipeline maintenance and inspection

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Offshore Facilities and Pipeline Installation Methods
    3. Pipe and Tube Manufacturing Processes
    4. Buckling and Collapse Under External Pressure
    5. Collapse of UOE Pipe Under External Pressure
    6. Collapse of Dented Pipe Under External Pressure
    7. Buckling and Collapse Under Combined External Pressure and Tension
    8. Inelastic Response, Buckling and Collapse Under Pure Bending
    9. Buckling and Collapse Under Combined Bending and External Pressure
    10. Inelastic Response Under Combined Bending and Tension
    11. Plastic Buckling and Collapse Under Axial Compression
    12. Collapse Under Combined Internal Pressure and Axial Compression
    13. Elements of Metal Plasticity

    A. Mechanical Testing
    B. Plastic Anisotropic in Tubes
    C. The Ramberg-Osgood Stress-Strain Fit
    D. Sanders' Circular Cylindrical Shell Equations
    E. Stress-Strain Fitting for the Dafalias-Popov Model
    F. Stress-Strain Fitting for the Tseng-Lee Model
    G. Glossary and Nomenclature
    H. Units and Conversions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 530
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: December 5, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128168592

About the Authors

Stelios Kyriakides

Stelios Kyriakides is currently the John Webb Jennings Chair in Engineering and Professor n Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics for the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Director of the Research Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Materials at UT. Stelios has had over 35 years involvement with the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry world-wide. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard and California Institute of Technology. He earned a B.Sc. (1st Class Honors) in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Bristol, a MS and PhD, both in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He is active in many journals including Elsevier's Applied Ocean Research and the International Journal of Solids and Structures.

Affiliations and Expertise

John Webb Jennings Chair in Engineering, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Edmundo Corona

Edmundo Corona currently works at the Sandia National Laboratories, researching structural and solid mechanics for more than 30 years. He has conducted research in the areas of elastic-plastic buckling and failure of various structural members ranging from structural shapes to beverage containers. Previously, he has collaborated with NASA Langley on investigations of buckling of flat plates that contain cracks. He has contributed and authored on many journals including Elsevier's International Journal of Solids and Structures. Edmundo earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering, a MS in Engineering Mechanics, and a PhD in Engineering Mechanics, all from the University of Texas at Austin.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, USA

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