Advanced Structural Safety Studies

With Extreme Conditions and Accidents

  • Jeom KeeĀ Paik

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 647-664

About this book


This book describes principles, industry practices and evolutionary methodologies for advanced safety studies, which are helpful in effectively managing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments within the framework of quantitative risk assessment and management and associated with the safety and resilience of structures and infrastructures with tolerance against various types of extreme conditions and accidents such as fires, explosions, collisions and grounding. It presents advanced computational models for characterizing structural actions and their effects in extreme and accidental conditions, which are highly nonlinear and non-Gaussian in association with multiple physical processes, multiple scales, and multiple criteria. Probabilistic scenario selection practices and applications are presented. Engineering practices for structural crashworthiness analysis in extreme conditions and accidents are described. Multidisciplinary approaches involving advanced computational models and large-scale physical model testing are emphasized. The book will be useful to students at a post-graduate level as well as researchers and practicing engineers.


thin-walled structures Nonlinear structural mechanics, analysis, and design Condition assessment Management of aged structures Extreme and Accidental Events Geometric and Material Properties Idealization Fabrication-related Initial Imperfections Modelling Extreme and Accidental Loads Characterization Age- and Accident-related Damages Modelling Accident Scenarios Selection Ultimate Limit States Aged-structural Condition and Integrity Accidental Limit States Collision Risks Grounding Risks Hydrocarbon Fire Risks Hydrocarbon Explosion Risks Experimental Safety Studies Health, Safety, Environment and Ergonomics (HSE&E)

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeom KeeĀ Paik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-8244-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-8245-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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