Design criteria based on LRFD format is proposed here for FPSO structural design. The design criteria of FPSO structures accounts for load effects and their probabilistic distributions, in which an “Environmental Severity Factor” is introduced for considering the site-specific conditions of hydrodynamic loading; and for limit states for three types of failure modes: primary, secondary and tertiary. The method presented in this paper can be applied to develop structural design criteria for new-built FPSO and converted FPSO from oil tankers.
Reliability-Based Structural Design of Ship-Type FPSO Units
Contributed by the OOAE Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received October 2001; final revision, March 2002. Associate Editor: R. Bea.
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Sun , H., and Soares, C. G. (April 16, 2003). "Reliability-Based Structural Design of Ship-Type FPSO Units ." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. May 2003; 125(2): 108–113. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1554700
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