Titanium Drilling Risers—Application and Qualification

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Mamdouh M. Salama

Conoco Inc., 1000 South Pine, P.O. Box 1267, Ponca City, OK 74602

Jagannathan Murali

Conoco Inc., Houston, TX 77079

Mike W. Joosten

Conoco Inc., Ponca City, OK 74602

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 122(1), 47-51 (Sep 18, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.533723 History: Received November 07, 1998; Revised September 18, 1999
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Effect of test conditions and welding method on CTOD of Ti-6AI-4V alloy; results are for three specimens per condition. (BM: base metal, CP: cathodic protection, Fc: free corrosion, TIG: TIG welding, EB: electron beam welding)
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Fatigue curves for Ti-6AI-4V alloy
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Fatigue S-N data for T-6AI-4V ELI alloy in both air and seawater
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Crack growth behavior of Ti-6AI-4V alloy and weldment in air and seawater
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Average wear rates of titanium and steel against steel tool joint
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Effect of tool joint rotation on wear of titanium
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Typical titanium drilling riser joint



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