Effective tension in pipes and risers: A bold but simple concept ///

Pipes and risers are critical components of offshore oil and gas drilling and production. Since these components are subject to bending and buckling, it is important to be able to understand and quantify the influence of hydrostatic pressures on such behavior. That can be done most easily by applying the Effective Tension Concept. This article is intended to clear confusion that is still sometimes associated with that bold but simple concept.

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