TIME VARIANT RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF A MOBILE OFFSHORE UNIT

A time invariant structural reliability analysis of a mobile offshore unit was the central theme of the report of the Applied Design Committee of the 11th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC). This paper makes use of the available structural and hydrodynamic data on the unit to demonstrate the effects on vessel structural integrity of in-service defects, primarily localized corrosion wastage. Results from this time variant reliability analysis are compared with those reported in the 11th ISSC. The findings from the investigation highlight the importance of the life-cycle design philosophy for ships and offshore structures alike.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Structures Symposium '93; 16-17 Nov 1993; Arlington, Virginia, USA. Pprs. Publ by SNAME and the Ship Structure Committee, USA. Ppr B [11 p, 18 fig, 5 tab, 2 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Shi, W B
    • Frieze, P A
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM