TITLE

FATIGUE RELIABILITY ASSESSMENT OF OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

AUTHOR(S)
Kam, J. C. P.
PUB. DATE
January 1988
SOURCE
Quality & Reliability Engineering International;Jan/Mar88, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Substantial laboratory and field experience has indicated that, owing to the large number of wave stress cycles experienced by offshore steel structures, fatigue cracking should he the main consideration of structural reliability assessment. This paper presents the latest implementation of probabilistic fracture mechanics modeling for fatigue reliability analysis of the most common offshore structural component, the welded tubular joints. Coupled with the recent findings in inspection reliability, effective maintenance and integrity monitoring policies can be formulated. Examples of many practical situations have been analyzed to illustrate the applications of the methodology.
ACCESSION #
12860051

 

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