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OMAE 2019

Exhibitions 10-13 June 2019

The 38th International Conference on Ocean,Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2019) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from June 10 – 13, 2019.

TWI Industrial Members are eligible to register at the conference at the ‘member’ rate.

TWI will be sending delegates to present on recent work in fracture and fatigue, and TWI Technology Fellow Dr Isabel Hadley is organising a special session on the recent developments in British standard BS7910 - Guide to methods for assessing the acceptability of flaws in metallic structures.

Carol Johnston will be presenting a paper on ''Review of the in-air fatigue behaviour of CRA clad and lined pipe'. Yanhui Zhang will present on 'Fatigue performance of high strength and large diameter mooring chain in seawater' and Phillipa Moore will present on 'Influence of microstructural variation in thick section steels on the characterisation of fracture toughness using sub-size specimens'. Jessica Taylor will present on 'Correlation between steel microstructural characteristics and the initiation and arrest toughness determined from small-scale mechanical testing'. Guiyi Wu will present on'Residual stress in girth welds: seeing measurement data differently'.

More than 900 technical papers are expected to be presented at the conference in the following
symposia:

  • Offshore Technology
  • Structures, Safety and Reliability
  • Materials Technology
  • Pipelines, Risers and Subsea Systems
  • Ocean Space Utilization
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Polar and Arctic Science and Technology
  • CFD and VIV
  • Ocean Renewable Energy
  • Offshore Geotechnics
  • Petroleum Technology
  • Professor Eatock Taylor Honoring Symposium on Marine and Offshore Hydrodynamics
  • Professor Takeshi Kinoshita Honoring Symposium on Offshore Technology

The full publication schedule for OMAE 2019 is available on the website.

Meet the team

Caroline Young

Programme Manager - Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals at TWI Ltd

Caroline Young is TWI's Programme Manager for the oil and gas industries. She is based at the Cambridge office and provides an interface with oil and gas member companies worldwide.

She is also the Industrial Membership Sector Manager for oil and gas, which she has been involved with for 18 years. However, now she is tasked with managing members on a more technical level and facilitating interactions with TWI's technical groups on, consultancy, research and project work.

Carol Johnston

Principal Project Leader – Fatigue Integrity Management

Carol joined TWI in 2009 as a project leader in the Fatigue Integrity Management section, where she now works as a principal project leader. She manages a range of projects related to the fatigue strength and structural integrity of welded joints. Her main area of work is on validation fatigue testing of welds and subsea connectors for the oil and gas industry using the resonance fatigue testing technique. Before joining TWI, Carol obtained an undergraduate degree in natural sciences, followed by a PhD in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge

Isabel Hadley

Technology Fellow - Asset and Fracture Integrity Management Group

Isabel’s higher education was at Cambridge and Sheffield universities. She joined TWI in 1992 after working in nuclear engineering, steels research and offshore technology, and has been a Technology Fellow since 2012.

Isabel’s technical work focuses on the development of analytical flaw assessment techniques, and their application to safety-critical structures and equipment. She chairs the committee that develops and maintains BS 7910 (UK flaw assessment procedure) and is a member of the R6 (UK nuclear assessment procedure) panel.

In 2016 Isabel took up the additional role of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Integrity Management at the University of Bristol.

Yanhui Zhang

Consultant – Fatigue Integrity Management

Coming from a background in metallurgy, he graduated from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree, before obtaining a PhD from the Open University, UK in1992.

Yanhui worked on Ni-based superalloys as a postdoctoral researcher in Cambridge University before joining TWI in 2001. His expertise includes fatigue design, fatigue and creep life evaluation, engineering critical assessment, fatigue and creep testing, and failure investigation. He is also experienced in establishing relationships between mechanical properties and microstructures of materials. He has published over 50 academic papers in journals and at international conferences.

Phillipa Moore

R&D Manager, Materials

I currently work in the MPF section as the R&D manager, applying the blend of my strucutral integrity knowledge and metallurgy background to identifying new areas to explore, particularly within environmental testing. For 3 years I was the Team Manager for Fracture Testing and Materials Characterisation within the AFM group at TWI, responsible for fracture testing strategy. In the past I have managed projects over the years on fracture toughness testing, ECA and failure investigation.

With a metallurgy background and as a qualified Welding Engineer within Structural Integrity I bring a breadth of knowledge and experience to the projects I manage. My specialism, if I have one, is within fracture toughness testing and its standardisation, and application of these methods to specialised test conditions.

Jessica Taylor

EngD Student

Jessica is a structural engineering EngD student with a special interest in fracture mechanics. She attained a BSc in Physics at Warwick University before joining Cranfield in 2015 for an MSc in Offshore and Ocean Technology with Offshore Renewable Energy. For her thesis, she will be investigating crack arrest as a method of fracture prevention in thick steel sheets, with applications in shipping and wind industries. For this project, she is working with TWI and Lloyd's Register and with their support, hopes to lead future design standards for offshore industries.

Dr Guiyi Wu

Principal Project Leader, Asset and Fracture Management

Guiyi's work focuses on fracture mechanics based assessment and fitness-for-service assessment to various standards, and includes material characterisation testing, finite element analysis, and residual stress prediction and measurement. He manages TWI’s ECA software: CrackWISE® and also supervises MSc and PhD students at NSIRC. Guiyi is particularly interested in the research areas of additive manufacturing, strain-based fracture analysis, probabilistic fracture mechanics, and residual stress prediction and measurement. He sits on the BS 7910 and R6 residual stress group committees, serves as a reviewer for the ASME conference and journal papers, and has authored or co-authored more than 20 peer reviewed conference and journal papers.

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