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    The Directors and associates of TTI have authored, presented and published over 140 papers and publications in their respective fields of expertise.

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    Weller, S.D., Banfield, S.J., and Canedo., J Parameter Estimation for Synthetic Rope Models Proceedings of the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering OMAE18 June 17-22, 2018, Madrid, Spain OMAE2018-78606
    Hobbs, R.E. and Ridge, I.M.L. A New Estimate of the Yarn-on-yarn Friction Coefficient J Strain Analysis, 53, 191-196, 2018
    Flory, J.F., Banfield S.J., Ridge, I.M.L., Carr, R. ‘Axial Compression Fatigue in Long-Lay Fibre Mooring Ropes’ Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC 27664, 2017 05
    Banfield, S.J. and Ridge, I.M.L. ‘Fatigue Durability of Nylon Rope for Permanent Mooring Design’ OCEAN’ 17 Aberdeen, MTS/IEEE Conference June 19-22, 2017
    Flory, J.F, Banfield, S.J., Ridge, I.M.L., Yeats, B., Mackay, T., Wang, P., Hunter, T., Johanning, L., Herduin, M and Foxton, P. Mooring Systems for Marine Energy Converters OCEANS’ 16 Monterrey MTS/IEEE Conference Sept. 19-22, 2016
    Herduin, M., Banfield, S.J., Weller, S.D., Thies, P.R., and Johanning, L. ‘Abrasion process between a fibre mooring line and a corroded steel element during the transit and commissioning of a Marine Renewable Energy device’ Engineering Failure Analysis, 2015 11
    Weller, S.D., Johanning, L., Davies, P., and Banfield, S.J. ‘Synthetic Mooring Ropes for Marine Renewable Energy Applications’ Renewable Energy, Vol., 83, pp. 1268-1278, 2015
    Ridge, I.M.L, Wang, P., Grabandt, O., and O'Hear, N. “Appraisal of ropes for LNG moorings” OIPEEC Conference, Stuttgart, March 2015
    Ridge, I.M.L., Teissier, J.M., and Verreet, R. “The effect of wire rope “safety” clamps on rope terminations” Simulating rope applications (OIPEEC, Didcot, UK) 2013, 17-33. (Proc OIPEEC Conf 2013)
    Flory, J.F. Test Method for Determining the 6 Change-In-Length Properties of Fibre Ropes Simulating rope applications (OIPEEC, Didcot, UK) 2013, 87-89. (Proc OIPEEC Conf 2013)
    Flory, J.F. Simplified analysis of multi-segment and sinker catenary systems Simulating rope applications (OIPEEC, Didcot, UK) 2013, 159-176. (Proc OIPEEC Conf 2013)
    Hobbs, R E and Ridge, I.M.L. “Torsional interactions in multi-component moorings” Simulating rope applications (OIPEEC, Didcot, UK) 2013, 159-176. (Proc OIPEEC Conf. 2013)
    Ridge, I.M.L. and Hobbs, R.E. “Torsional interactions in multi-component moorings” 11th Anchor Handling and Rig Move Operations Conference, Stavanger, Norway, 6th & 7th November 2012, Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology.
    Black, K., Flory, J.F., Banfield, S.J. and Ridge, I.M.L. “Low-Friction, Low-Abrasion Fairlead Liners” MTS/IEEE Oceans 2012 Hampton Roads Conference, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ and MTS, Washington, DC, 2012.
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Hobbs, R.E. “The behaviour of cast rope sockets at elevated temperatures” J Structural Fire Engineering, 3 (2012), 155-168.
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Hobbs, R.E. “The behaviour of cast rope sockets at elevated temperatures” Accepted by J Structural Fire Engineering
    Ridge, I.M.L., Smedley P. and Hobbs, R.E. “Effects of twist on chain strength and fatigue performance: small scale test results” Proceedings of 30th OMAE Conference, paper OMAE 49206, 2011
    Flory, J.F., and Banfield, S.J. “Fibre rope myths” OCEANS 2011 Kona Conference, 2011 09
    Flory, J.F., and Fenical, S. “Passing ship effects in confined waterways” Prevention First 2010 Seminar
    Ridge, I.M.L., Hobbs, R.E., and Banfield, S.J. “Wear of ropes on mooring fairleads” Proceedings of OIPEEC/MTS Conference “Safe Use of Ropes”, 2011
    Banfield, S.J., and Flory, J.F. “Effects of fibre rope complex stiffness behaviour on mooring line tensions with large vessels moored in waves” OCEANS 2010 Seattle Conference, 2010 09
    Ridge, I.M.L., Banfield, S.J. and Mackay, J. “Nylon fibre rope moorings for wave energy converters” OCEANS 2010 Seattle Conference, 2010 09
    Shu, H., and Ridge, I.M.L. “Impact of splinters on polyester rope strength” Proceedings of 2010 Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC 20843, 2010 05
    Ridge, I.M.L. “Tension-torsion fatigue behaviour of wire ropes in offshore moorings” Ocean Engineering, 36, 650-660, 2009
    Flory, J.F., and Banfield, S.J. “Improved mooring line technology for tankers and gas carriers at exposed berths” OCEANS 2009 Conference, 2009
    Weis, J.C. and Ridge, I.M.L. “W.A.J. Albert and his wire rope” Proc OIPEEC Conference “Innovative ropes and rope applications”  2009 03
    Flory, J.F., and Banfield, S.J. “Assessing strength loss of abraded and damaged fibre rope” MTS/IEEE Oceans 2008 Kobe Conference, 2008
    Ridge, I.M.L. “Torsional characterization of ropes used offshore” J Strain Analysis, 43, 121-139, 2008
    Flory, J.F., and Ahjem, V. “New standard polyester rope test method” Offshore Magazine, 2008 01
    Banfield, S.J., and Berryman, C. “Polyester mooring lines gaining acceptance for mooring of deep-water rigs” Professional Mariner 107, 2007 09
    Ridge, I.M.L., O’Hear, N., Verreet, R., Grabandt, O. and Das, C.A. “High strength fibre cored steel wire rope for deep hoisting applications” Proceedings of OIPEEC Conf “How to get the most out of your ropes” 2007 09
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Modeling fatigue damage distribution to inform slip and cut policy for riser tensioner ropes” Proceedings of OIPEEC Conf “How to get the most out of your ropes” 2007 09
    Flory, J.F., Berryman, C., and Banfield, S.J. “Durability of polyester deepwater mooring lines” Sea Technolgy, 2007 07
    Flory, J.F., Ahjem, V., and Banfield, S.J. “A new method of testing for change-in-length properties of large fibre rope deepwater mooring lines” Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC18770, 2007 05
    Flory, J.F., Banfield, S.J., and Berryman, C. “Polyester mooring lines on platforms and modus in deep water” Proceedings of Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC18768, 2007 05
    Ridge, I.M.L. “Torsional problems for deepwater mooring lines” Proceedings of Deep Offshore Technology Conf., 2006 11
    Flory, J.F., and Banfield, S.J. “Durability of polyester ropes used as deepwater mooring lines” Proceedings MTS/IEEE Oceans 2006 Conference, 2006
    Ward, E.G., Ayers, R. R., Banfield, S.J., O’Hear, N., and Smith, C.E. “Experimental investigation of the damage tolerance of polyester ropes” Proceedings of 2006 Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC18150, 2006 05
    Ridge, I.M.L., Hobbs, R.E., and Fernandez J. “Predicting the torsional response of large mooring chains” Proceedings of 2006 Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC17789, 2006 05
    O’Hear, N., Grabandt, O., Hobbs, R.E., and Das, C. “Synthetic fibre ropes for mine winding” Proceedings of OIPEEC Conference “Trends for Ropes”, 2006 04
    Rebel, G., Verreet, R. & Ridge, I.M.L. “Lightweight ropes for lifting applications” Proceedings of OIPEEC Conference “Trends for Ropes”, 2006 04
    Verreet, R., and Ridge, I.M.L. Three papers on rope damage assessment Cranes Today, 2006. March, 43-47, April, 61-64, May, 39-42
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Modelling the torsional interaction of wire and polyester fibre ropes used for offshore moorings” Proc Inst Mech Engrs, Part M, 219, 163-172, 2005
    Hobbs, R.E., and Ridge, I.M.L. "Torque in mooring chain - Part I Background and theory" J Strain Analysis, 40, 703-713, 2005
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Hobbs R E "Torque in mooring chain - Part II Experimental investigation" J Strain Analysis, 40, 715-728, 2005
    O’Hear N, Grabandt O, Hobbs R E and Das C “Are synthetic ropes suitable for mine winding?” Hoist and Haul Conference, 183-188, 2005
    Casey, N.F., and Banfield, S.J. “Factors affecting the measurement of axial stiffness of polyester deepwater mooring rope under sinusoidal loading” Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC17608, 2005 05
    Flory, J.F., Leech, C.M., Banfield, S.J., and Petruska “Computer model to predict long-term performance of fibre rope mooring lines” Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC17525, 2005 05
    S.J. Banfield, S.J., Casey, N.F., and Nataraja, R. “Durability of polyester deepwater mooring rope” Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC17510, 2005 05
    Flory, J.F., Banfield, S.J., and Petruska “Defining, measuring, and calculating the properties of fibre rope deepwater mooring lines” Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC16151, 2004 05
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Tytko, A.A. “The influence of rope tension on the LMA sensor output of magnetic NDT equipment for wire ropes” J. Non-Destructive testing and Evaluation 19 153-163, 2003.
    Bradon, J.E., and Ridge, I.M.L.  “Comparison of white metal and resin socket terminations for wire ropes” J. Strain Analysis 38, 149-160, 2003.
    Leech, C.M., Banfield, S.J., Overington, M.S., and Lemoel, M. “Prediction of cyclic load behaviour and modulus modulation for polyester and other large synthetic fibre ropes” Proceedings Oceans 2003
    Flory, J.F. "The effect of specimen length on testing of parallel of parallel-element ropes" Proceedings Oceans 2002, 2002 10
    Flory, J.F. "The effect of passing ships on moored ships" Prevention First 2002 Symposium, 2002 09
    Flory, J.F. "Know the ropes, commodity or quality" Sea Technology Magazine, 2002 06
    Leech , C.M. "The analysis of friction in polymer fibre ropes" International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 2002 03
    O'Hear, N., Overington, M.S., Parsey, M., et. al. "Distributed optical fibre sensing in synthetic fibre ropes and cables" 2002
    Casey, N.F., and Banfield, S.J. “Full-Scale fibre deepwater mooring ropes: advancing the knowledge of spliced systems” Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, paper OTC14243, 2002 05
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Tytko, A.A. “Use of magnetic NDT to determine the lay length of a stranded wire rope” J of The British Institute of NDT, 43, 806-813, 2001
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Tytko, A.A. “Assessment of magnetic NDT equipment for wire rope” J. Non-Destructive testing and Evaluation 17, 363-388, 2001.
    Ridge, I.M.L., and Verreet, R. “Wire rope end connections: an overview” OIPEEC 2001 Conference Proceedings, 2001 08
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Finite element analysis of a resin socket termination for a wire rope” OIPEEC 2001 Conference Proceedings, 2001 08
    Verreet, R and Ridge, I.M.L., “The use of swivels with steel wire ropes” OIPEEC 2001 Conference Proceedings, 2001 08
    Flory, J.F. "Improved potted socket terminations for high-modulus synthetic fibre rope" OIPEEC 2001 Conference Proceedings, 2001 08
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “The effect of degradation and impaired quality on wire rope bending-over-sheave fatigue endurance” J. Engineering Failure Analysis 8, 173-187, 2001.
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Analysis of a resin socket termination for a wire rope” J. Strain Analysis 36, 71-88, 2001.
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Wire failures in ropes and their influence on local wire strain behaviour in tension-tension fatigue” J. Strain Analysis 36, 231-244, 2001.
    Banfield, S.J., Casey, N.F., and Bindingsbo, U. “Fatigue mechanisms and residual properties of polyester ropes” IBC – Risers, moorings and anchors for deep waters, 2001 09
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Wire strain variations in normal and overloaded ropes in tension-tension fatigue and their effect on endurance” J. Strain Analysis 36, 219-230, 2001.
    Flory, J.F. “Defining, measuring and calculating the change-in-length properties of synthetic fibre rope” Proceedings Oceans 2001
    Leech , C.M. and Flory, J.F. "Analysis of splices used in large synthetic ropes" Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, paper OTC13270, 2001 05
    Flory, J.F. "A method for estimating passing ship forces" Ports 2001 Conference Proceedings, 2001 04
    Banfield, S.J., et al. "Fibre rope modeller (FRM): A CAD program for the Performance Prediction of Advanced Cords and Ropes under Complex Loading Environments" Techtextil, 2001 04
    Flory, J.F. "Suggested criteria for marine finish on rope- making yarns" Tech Textile North America Symposium 2001 Proceedings, 2001 03
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. Condition monitoring techniques for fibre mooring ropes. J British Institute for NDT 42, 383-390, 2000.
    Flory, J.F. "Developing inspection and retirement criteria for fibre ropes in critical service" Prevention First 2000, Oil Spill Prevention Symposium Proceedings, 2000 09
    Flory, J.F. "The revised OCIMF SPM hawser guidelines" Oceans 2000 Conference Proceedings, 2000 09
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Measurement of cyclic bending strains in steel wire rope” J. Strain Analysis 35, 545-558, 2000.
    Leech , C.M. "Polymer fibre ropes: the effects of friction" Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA), 2000 07
    Banfield, S.J. with Versavel, T., Snell, R.O. and Ahilan, R.V. "Fatigue Curves for polyester Moorings - A state-of-the-Art Review" Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings, 2000 05
    Ridge, I.M.L., et al. “Tension/torsion interactions in multicomponent mooring lines” Offshore Technology Conference, Paper OTC12173, 2000 05
    Flory, J.F. "Guidelines for the use of fibre ropes in deepwater moorings" Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering 2000 Conference Proceedings, 2000 02
    Hobbs, R.E., Overington, M.S., Hearle, J.W.S. and Banfield, S.J. "Buckling of Fibres and Yarns Within Ropes and Other Fibre Assemblies" Journal of the Textile Institute, 91, 335-358, 2000
    Banfield, S.J. with Smeets, P.J.H.M. "High performance fibres, comparison of Dyneema sub-rope modulus against full scale rope for deepwater mooring" IBC Mooring and Anchoring Conference Proceedings, 2000