Testing and Analyzing Complex Loading Conditions and Designs to Improve Subsea Cable Life



Tim Poole graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters degree in Engineering in 2008 and immediately joined JDR Cables Systems, a leading supplier of custom subsea oil and gas umbilical systems and renewable energy cables. He started in the Research and Development team, working on creating new products lines and testing umbilicals, which included fatigue, tensile and bend stiffness testing. He was then leading the introduction of FEA analysis of the umbilicals, focusing mainly on the mechanical and thermal characteristics.