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OTO 2001/084

Comparison of tubular member strength provisions in codes and standards

Reviews and compares formulations for member strength in the NORSOK standard for the design of steel structures, the 4th edition guidance notes,and the draft of the forthcoming ISO standard for fixed steel offshore structures. A general comparison is made first in section 2, followed by detailed comparisons between the provisions in the ISO and NORSOK standards, in terms of design resistances.These cover; axial tension; bending; compression; hydrostatic pressure; axial tension combined with bending; axial compression combined with bending; axial tension, bending and hydrostatic pressure; axial compression, bending and hydrostatic pressure.

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Updated 2012-01-10