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Stress Amplification Factor

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Stress amplification factor

Equal to the local peak alternating stress in a component (including welds) divided by the nominal alternating stress in the pipe wall at the location of the component.

Source: API Specification 16Q, Design, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems, Second Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Stress amplification factor

The ratio of the localized stress to the stress in adjacent material.

Source: API RP 96, Deepwater Well Design and Construction, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards

 

Stress amplification factor

Equal to the local peak alternating stress in a component (including welds) divided by the nominal alternating stress in a defined reference section somewhere in the system (e.g. through wall section of the wellhead above or below the locking profile).

  • NOTE: This factor is used to account for the increase in the stresses caused by geometric stress amplifiers which occur in connector components.

Source: API Technical Report 17TR7, Verification and Validation of Subsea Connectors, First Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

 

Stress amplification factor (SAF)

Equal to the local peak alternating stress in a component (including welds) divided by the nominal alternating stress in the pipe wall at the location of the component. This factor is used to account for the increase in the stresses caused by geometric stress amplifiers which occur in riser components.

Source: API RP 16Q, Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems, First Edition, November 1993 (Reaffirmed August 2001). Global Standards

 

Stress Amplification Factor

Value equal to the local peak alternating stress in a component (including welds) divided by the nominal alternating stress in the pipe wall at the location of the component.

  • NOTE: This factor is used to account for the increase in the stresses caused by geometric stress amplifiers that occur in riser components.

Source: ISO 13624-1:2009, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Drilling and production equipment – Part 1:Design and operation of marine drilling riser equipment. Global Standards



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