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    MNL41-3RD

    Chapter 17 Importance of Loading and Inspection-Trans Alaska Pipeline Service Oil Tankers

    Published: Jan 1999


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    Abstract

    OIL TANKERS, such as those in the Trans Alaska Pipeline Service (TAPS), can be subjected to fairly severe wave loadings. The severe wave loadings result in high cyclic stresses, and undetected cracks may grow by fatigue to lengths approaching the critical crack size of the hull steel.


    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL10339M