Organized in five parts, the book covers basic structural design principles, strength, fatigue and fracture, and reliability and risk assessment, providing all the knowledge needed for limit-state design and re-assessment of existing structures.
Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision-making, arctic marine structural development, and the addition of new LNG ship topics, including composite materials and structures, uncertainty analysis, and green ship concepts.
- Provides the structural design principles, background theory, and know-how needed for marine and offshore structural design by analysis- Covers strength, fatigue and fracture, reliability, and risk assessment together in one resource, emphasizing practical considerations and applications- Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision making, and new content on arctic marine structural design
Part I: Structural Design Principles Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Wave loads for ship design and classification Chapter 3 Loads and dynamic response for offshore structures Chapter 4 Scantling of ship's hulls by rules Chapter 5 Ship hull scantling by analysis Chapter 6 Offshore structural analysis Chapter 7 Limit-state design of offshore structures
Part II: Ultimate Strength Chapter 8 Buckling/collapse of columns and beam-columns Chapter 9 Buckling and local buckling of tubular members Chapter 10 Ultimate strength of plates and stiffened plates Chapter 11 Ultimate strength of cylindrical shells Chapter 12 A theory of nonlinear finite element analysis Chapter 13 Collapse analysis of ship hulls Chapter 14 Offshore structures under impact loads Chapter 15 Offshore structures under earthquake loads
Part III: Fatigue and Fracture Chapter 16 Mechanism of fatigue and fracture Chapter 17 Fatigue capacity Chapter 18 Fatigue loading and stresses Chapter 19 Simplified fatigue assessment Chapter 20 Spectral fatigue analysis and design Chapter 21 Application of fracture mechanics Chapter 22 Material selections and damage to tolerance criteria
Part IV: Structural Reliability Chapter 23 Basics of structural reliability Chapter 24 Random variables and uncertainty analysis Chapter 25 Reliability of ship structures Chapter 26 Reliability-based design and code calibration Chapter 27 Fatigue reliability Chapter 28 Probability and risk based inspection planning
Part V: Risk Assessment Chapter 29 Risk assessment methodology Chapter 30 Risk assessment applied to offshore structures Chapter 31 Formal safety assessment applied to the shipping industry Chapter 32 Economic risk assessment for field development Chapter 33 Human reliability assessment Chapter 34 Risk centered maintenance
Dr. Yong Bai obtained a Ph.D. in Offshore Structures at Hiroshima University, Japan in 1989. He is currently President of Offshore Pipelines and Risers (OPR Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of subsea pipelines, risers and floating systems. In the 1990's, he had been a technical leader for several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny as Manager of the advanced engineering department. Yong was previously a lead riser engineer at Shell and assisted in offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as Manager of the offshore technology department. While a professor, he wrote several books and served as a course leader on the design of subsea pipelines and irsers as well as design of floating systems. He also serves at Zhejiang University in China as professor.
Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and an honorary professor in Queen's University, UK. His research interest includes structural reliability, durability of reinforced concrete structure, health monitoring of concrete structures, and fundamental theories of concrete structures and their applications. He founded the group on Durability of Concrete Structures in 1995 at Zhejiang University, which carries out research on the durability problems regarding environments, materials, concrete components and structures. He has been awarded 20 research grants by the Chinese government and has published more than 200 articles, co-authored 9 monographs. He also won 3 National Awards for Science and Technology Progress and 5 Science & Technology Awards of Zhejiang Province. Prof. Jin previously held research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Norwegian Council of Research.