A reliable design methodology for fatigue design of umbilical tubes is required by the industry. A documented design S-N curve is part of such a fatigue analysis procedure. During the last years a number of new fatigue test data have been derived for umbilical tubes. A design S-N curve for as welded and strained tubes during reeling has been debated. The present paper presents an overview of data presented in the literature. In addition it presents a significant number of fatigue test data of umbilical tubes performed at DNV test laboratories in Oslo. In addition it includes an assessment of recommended design S-N curve based on relevant available fatigue test data for umbilical tubes.

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