This short course will enable you to understand the structure and properties of materials, and to apply this knowledge to the use of materials in the offshore environment.
Course Objectives: on successful completion of this short course you 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.
- 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
- 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
- Non-metallic materials - concrete and reinforced concrete, polymers and composites used offshore offshore failures: case studies.
*PLEASE NOTE: Course dates provided are provisional and may change. Definitive course dates willl be provided upon registration.