The Development of a Water-Soluble Core Material for Manufacturing Hollow Composite Sections
Thermoplastic composite pipes (TCPs) can reduce the cost level for offshore pipelines and risers and are very well equipped for deep water purpose and service under harsh conditions.
These relatively new TCPs have to meet strict requirements, resulting in extensive material and full-scale testing. In addition to the static behaviour, the long-term and fatigue behaviour are investigated, for both the different components of the pipe and full-scale pipe samples.
Authors: E. Stammes and C. De Winter
Conference: SAMPE Europe Conference 2016