Reliability Analysis in Ship Design

  • C. Östergaard
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 76)


This paper presents a review of applications of reliability analysis methods to ship design problems. Considering operational systems in the first place, load-bearing structural subsystems will then be touched on briefly. In more detail, the simplifying idealization of the whole ship as one structural element will be dealt with, because this approach has given practical results that can be used in a load and resistance factor design method. Since the problems of statistical model uncertainties and stochastic finite element applications to ship structures have drawn some attention in ship design they are considered accordingly. Eventually, the problem of fatigue reliability and the, related inspection planning problem are being dealt with in some detail.


Reliability Analysis Wave Climate Offshore Structure Importance Measure Reliability Analysis Method 
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  • C. Östergaard
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  1. 1.Germanischer LloydHamburg 11Germany

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