Towards Improved Loading Model for Design of Offshore Structures

by D. Faulkner, Univ of Glasgow, United Kingdom,
A. Incecik, Univ of Glasgow, United Kingdom,
R. Prince-Wright, Univ of Glasgow, United Kingdom,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


The study presented in this paper uses geometries of different offshore platforms to quantify the effects of uncertainties in design calculations. The effect of wave directionality and spreading on motion and structural response characteristics of compliant structures is also illustrated. Some parallel remarks relating to the importance of improved structural modelling and safety criteria are presented, and the potential for weight and cost saving is illustrated from recent TLP design studies.

Subject Headings: Offshore structures | Structural design | Offshore platforms | Structural models | Structural safety | Load factors | Structural reliability | Structural analysis

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