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Marius Glindtvad Tarpø

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Marius Glindtvad Tarpø
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Project title: Actual Stress Estimation

Project description:
Offshore structures accumulate damage during operation because environmental and operational forces vary and fluctuate continuously. The irregular forces cause propagation of cracks, which leads to fatigue failure. The practical design of offshore structures allows for these uncertainties by simplifying reality.

Many offshore platforms in the North Sea are reaching the end of their designed lifetime, but the actual integrity of the structures is unknown. This project aims to obtain better knowledge of the actual stresses during operation by the use of tools like operational modal analysis. This knowledge might lead to a better understanding of the remaining lifetime of the existing structures in the North Sea.

Supervisor: Prof. Christos Georgakis

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