Materials in the Offshore Environment

Course Location Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Cost £1400
Type of course in situ
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Course provider Cranfield University
Available dates for this course

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Course overview
To introduce materials' usage and selection in offshore engineering, including structural steels, pipeline steels, corrosion resistant materials and non-metallic materials.

Course description
Introduction to materials: atomic structure, crystal structure, imperfections, diffusion, mechanical properties, dislocation and strengthening mechanisms, phase diagrams, phase transformations, solidification, corrosion
Introduction to materials in offshore structures: to materials usage in offshore engineering in fixed and floating structures, jack-ups, pipelines, and in topside and process equipment
structural steels - C-Mn ferrite-pearlite structural steels, specifications and influence of composition, heat treatment and microstructure on mechanical properties, fracture, weldability and the influence of welding on mechanical properties
pipeline steels - effect of processing grain refinement, thermomechanical treatment and accelerated cooled steels (TMCP). Effect of composition, inclusions, grain size and production route on mechanical properties
corrosion resistant materials - stainless steels - austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and duplex stainless steels - compositions, microstructures, properties, other corrosion resistant alloys, copper and nickel based alloys, clad material
fabrication routes for offshore structures - forming, forging, casting, welding, and their effect on properties
non-metallic materials - concrete and reinforced concrete, polymers and composites used offshore
offshore failures: case studies.

On successful completion of this module the delegate will:

Understand the basic principles of material structures on a micro and macro scale, and be able to relate microstructure to mechanical performance.
Have a broad knowledge of how the chemical composition, microstructure and processing route for steels and non-ferrous alloys influence the resulting mechanical properties.
Be able to relate fracture, corrosion and welding behaviour to particular alloy specifications.
Understand the basis of selection of specific materials (steels, stainless steels, polymers, composites, copper and nickel based corrosion resistant alloys and concrete) for different applications offshore.
Know how to apply design codes, and their relevance to specification of materials in offshore applications.
Have knowledge of the specifications, composition, structure and properties of the various steels and non-ferrous alloys.

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Cranfield University
MK43 0AL, UK

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