A reliability-based inspection strategy is proposed by incorporating uncertainties in nondestructive inspections into the fatigue reliability method previously developed by the authors. The additional sources of uncertainty incorporated are the delectability and the accuracy of the nondestructive inspection. The inspection outcomes are classified into three categories: non-detection, detection without size measurement, and detection with size measurement. A strategy is proposed for estimating the optimal time interval to the next inspection. If rescheduling the next inspection to an earlier date is desirable, the model suggests the time for the next inspection.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • OMAE 1995, 14th Intl Conf on Offshore Mechanics & Arctic Engng; 18-22 June 1995; Copenhagen, Denmark. Sponsored by ASME et al. Procs. Publ by ASME, ISBN 0-7918-1308-8. Vol II, p 215 [8 p, 20 ref, 1 tab, 6 fig]
  • Authors:
    • HALDAR, A
    • Zhao, Z
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00718767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM