The report provides an introduction to the state-of-the-art in structural reliability theory directed specifically toward the marine industry. Comprehensive probabilistic models are described for the environment wave loads acting on a marine structure, its failure modes, reliability under extreme load, system reliability, and fatigue reliability. Application examples of various models are presented including the necessary information required to perform such reliability analyses. A description of a computer program for calculating the reliability level of a marine structure is provided as an appendix.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Ship Structure Committee, Washington, DC., and Coast Guard, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mansour Engineering, Incorporated

    2150 Shattuck Avenue
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94704

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Mansour, A E
  • Publication Date: 1989-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 351 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666783
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-351
  • Contract Numbers: DTCG23-86-C-20054; SR-1310
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM