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Document ID (ISN)103926
CIS number 05-212
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6104-0
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 344
Author(s) Nelson A., Sanderson D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The effect of multiple member failure on the risk of gross collapse over typical inspection intervals
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. viii, 31p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 20.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr344.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this project was to examine the existing practice for establishing the reliability of offshore structures. Specifically, it examines whether ignoring the risk of platform collapse from multi-member failure is significant or not. Probabilistic fracture mechanics calculations are used to predict the probability of individual member failures and the effects of stress redistribution on the integrity of neighbouring joints are examined. The report concludes that multimember failures may result in large reductions in platform strength which can have a significant effect on platform reliability predictions.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; safety analysis; structural steel work
Descriptors (secondary) report; reliability; prediction; mathematical analysis; mathematical simulation; material failure
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry