A transversely loaded pin was used as part of a support mechanism for an offshore structure to prevent horizontal slippage. We were asked to to ascertain whether the arrangement was safe and caused no damage to other parts of the structure.
What We Did
Detailed contact stress analysis (method: finite element analysis)
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This type of stress analysis will take account of complex stresses and potentially damaging aspects caused by contact.
Benefits to Our Client
Certified safety of the support mechanism
Allowed them to use the pin within the regulated environment of the UK sector of the North Sea