Advanced design and stress analysis of subsea equipment
About the course
This course provides an intensive overview for engineers working to the rules of API specifications 6A, 16A and 17D (ISO 10423, ISO 13533 and ISO 13628-4). These codes are the standard approach for the design of valve bodies, hubs, clamps, wellhead and tree equipment for both normal and high temperature (HT)/high pressure (HP) usage.
The tutor will explain the principles of stress analysis and review standard and non-standard materials used for these specifications. Topics include the concepts of membrane and bending stress, as well as primary, secondary and peak stresses. To add context to your knowledge base, the history and logic of the specifications is explained, in addition to techniques and formulas for analysis of stresses from pressure, external loads, and thermal gradients. Linear and non-linear finite element analysis and the interpretation of finite element results are also covered.
- Apply API specifications 6A, 16A and 17D
- Incorporate stress analysis principles into design
- Select appropriate specialist techniques