Computational Models for Ship Structural Load Analysis in Ocean Waves

  • Jeom Kee PaikEmail author
Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 37)


In safety studies, structural loads or actions should be defined in advance, as they are applied to structures and infrastructures in the analysis of load effects (e.g., deformation and stress), which is used to characterize structural responses or consequences. Defining structural actions (loads) is quite challenging, as structures and infrastructures are associated with volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments while in service (as described in Chap.  1). The characteristic values of structural actions must also be determined for safety studies, which represent nominal values during their lifetime. The factored nominal (characteristic) loads associated with VUCA environments are called design loads (actions). This chapter describes computational models for ship structural load analysis in ocean waves, which can be used to determine the nominal values of structural loads in different events. An illustrative example is used to define the design values of structural loads acting on a ship’s hull in ocean waves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.The Korea Ship and Offshore Research Institute (Lloyd’s Register Foundation Research Centre of Excellence)Pusan National UniversityBusanKorea (Republic of)

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