It is of significance to do the research of safety and reliability for ship structures, especially for marine structures because of the poor conditions and high risks, future design for ship structures will move toward a more rational and probability-based design. This paper chooses the unstiffened panel of ship structures as the research subject. Based on the MATLAB software, this paper develops the procedures and calculates one limit state equation of the panel, derives partial safety factors (PSF) for the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of the panel under different reliability index levels. The PSF may provide a reference for the practical project design.

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