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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2006 Vol.7 No.11 P.1839~1845

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2006.A1839


Fatigue reliability analysis of fixed offshore structures: A first passage problem approach


Author(s):  MADHAVAN Pillai T.M., VEENA G.

Affiliation(s):  Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut 673601, India

Corresponding email(s):   mpillai@nitc.ac.in

Key Words:  Reliability, Fatigue, Fracture mechanics, Offshore structures


MADHAVAN Pillai T.M., VEENA G.. Fatigue reliability analysis of fixed offshore structures: A first passage problem approach[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2006, 7(11): 1839~1845.

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Abstract: 
This paper describes a methodology for computation of reliability of members of fixed offshore platform structures, with respect to fatigue. Failure criteria were formulated using fracture mechanics principle. The problem is coined as a “first passage problem”. The method was illustrated through application to a typical plane frame structure. The fatigue reliability degradation curve established can be used for planning in-service inspection of offshore platforms. A very limited parametric study was carried out to obtain insight into the effect of important variables on the fatigue reliability.

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