PROBABILISTIC FATIGUE ANALYSIS OF OFFSHORE STRUCTURES--RELIABILITY UPDATING THROUGH INSPECTION RESULTS

A probabilistic fatigue analysis for welded joints in offshore steel structures is presented. Uncertainty models are developed for the different phases of the fatigue analysis, and uncertainties are quantified. Nominal reliabilities are computed by a full probabilistic analysis and factors for distribution parameters and design parameters are derived. Model updating, based on in-service inspection results, is formulated within the probabilistic analysis.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658185
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM