Offshore Structural Engineering: Reliability and Risk Assessment

Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

May 11, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 254 Pages - 101 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498765190 - CAT# K29066


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  • Focuses on safety and reliability issues of offshore facilities from analysis and design, planning, through to construction and inspection
  • Examines the risk and reliability of offshore structures using probabilistic tools, statistical analysis, and more
  • Deals with uncertainties of structures considering stochastic processes, Gaussian processes, and random barrier-crossing problems
  • Presents in-depth coverage of risk analysis and assessment using fault tree analysis, event tree analysis, consequence analysis, risk acceptance criteria, and more
  • Provides several worked-out examples to explain the concepts presented


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.