Structural reliability including response to breaking wave loads and the assessment of cracks in connections

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Abstract

Investigations related to assessing and improving ship structural reliability are discussed: (1) Breaking wave loading on the bow of ships. Steep wave impact pressures and the structural dynamic response of FPSO bows were studied using 1:80 scale instrumented models and time domain simulation. (2) The estimation of added mass of vibrating panels. The added mass on one side of various patterns of vibrating panels on a wall was investigated. (3) The estimation of fatigue and fracture behaviour of sharp corners found in most ship structural connections. A concept that involves treating the corner as equivalent to an additional length of crack was discussed. (4) A methodology for data gathering and reliability and risk assessment of ship structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Technology and Engineering
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages289-319
Number of pages31
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event1st International Conference of Maritime Technology and Engineering, MARTECH 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 May 201112 May 2011

Conference

Conference1st International Conference of Maritime Technology and Engineering, MARTECH 2011
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period10/05/1112/05/11

Keywords

  • breaking wave loading
  • breaking waves
  • data gathering
  • fracture behaviour
  • length of crack
  • structural reliability
  • computer simulation
  • offshore structures
  • structural dynamics

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    Barltrop, N. D. P., & Xu, L. (2011). Structural reliability including response to breaking wave loads and the assessment of cracks in connections. In Marine Technology and Engineering (Vol. 1, pp. 289-319). London.