TIME DEPENDENT RELIABILITY OF THE PRIMARY SHIP STRUCTURE

A formulation is presented for quantifying the variation of ship structural reliability over time, taking into account the effects of corrosion. It is proposed that the reliability function can be quantified at discrete points during the ship's life, and that lifetime reliability can be calculated by integrating these values appropriately. It is shown that the usual practice of calculating the lifetime reliability directly can lead to unconservative results that are not able to properly account for the effect of strength degradation.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Soares, C G
    • Ivanov, L D
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00659400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM