Offshore Structural Engineering

Reliability and Risk Assessment

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  • 9781498765190
  • 9781498765206
  • 9781315350431

Successfully estimate risk and reliability, and produce innovative, yet reliable designs using the approaches outlined in Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment. A hands-on guide for practicing professionals, this book covers the reliability of offshore structures with an emphasis on the safety and reliability of offshore facilities during analysis, design, inspection, and planning.

Since risk assessment and reliability estimates are often based on probability, the author utilizes concepts of probability and statistical analysis to address the risks and uncertainties involved in design. He explains the concepts with clear illustrations and tutorials, provides a chapter on probability theory, and covers various stages of the process that include data collection, analysis, design and construction, and commissioning.

In addition, the author discusses advances in geometric structural forms for deep-water oil exploration, the rational treatment of uncertainties in structural engineering, and the safety and serviceability of civil engineering and other offshore structures.

An invaluable guide to innovative and reliable structural design, this book:

  • Defines the structural reliability theory
  • Explains the reliability analysis of structures
  • Examines the reliability of offshore structures
  • Describes the probabilistic distribution for important loading variables
  • Includes methods of reliability analysis
  • Addresses risk assessment and more

Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of risk analysis and assessment and highlights important aspects of offshore structural reliability. The book serves as a practical reference to engineers and students involved in naval architecture, ocean engineering, civil/structural, and petroleum engineering.

  • CRC Press; December 2017
  • ISBN 9781498765206
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Offshore Structural Engineering
  • Author: Srinivasan Chandrasekaran
  • Imprint: CRC Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781498765190
  • 9781498765206
  • 9781315350431

In The Press

"… one of its kind… links both risk and reliability with application examples to offshore structures … an essential reference book for practicing engineers in offshore engineering."
—Professor Arvind Kumar Jain, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

"This is a great book on the general subjects of structural reliability and risk assessment for off-shore structures. … a comprehensive presentation of the art and science of the assessment of off-shore structure system reliability."
—Shen-En Chen, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

"… gives a basic understanding of all topics related to reliability and risk assessment of offshore structures using probabilistic methods. Examples dealing with Mathieu’s stability and responses to high sea waves and seismic excitation of TLP tethers enable easy understanding of the fundamental concepts. I strongly recommend this book as an essential reference book for academicians, researchers, engineers and professionals in oil and gas industry, as it is the priority now to extend the life of existing platforms based on scientific calculation of reliability leading to accurate prediction of structural integrity."
—Professor Kurian V. John, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

"…there is much to recommend in this book. In addition to basic applicable theory and procedures for which the book could serve as an appropriate educational tool for the beginner and intermediate reader, there are also more than a few applications particular to offshore structures that are interspersed within the text that appear to serve well to hold the reader’s interest in a sustained manner. I am, therefore, happy to recommend this book not only to students of the subject, but also to researchers and engineers. Readers should find it a very good resource of useful information all in one place, not only to supplement their current knowledge, but also to revisit subsequently as needed."
Journal of Ocean Engineering and Marine Energy, March 2017

About The Author

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is a professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He has more than 25 years of teaching, research, and industrial experience. By invitation of the Ministry of Italian University Research, he was a visiting fellow to the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, for a period of two years. He has published approximately 140 research papers. He is a member of many national and international professional bodies and has delivered many invited lectures and keynote addresses at international conferences, workshops, and seminars organized in India and abroad.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781498765190
  • 9781498765206
  • 9781315350431