This work is dealing with the rick-based approach applied to the assessment of the fire safety in the various maritime composite superstructures. Sometimes it makes sense to substitute steel used for the construction of the maritime structures with the FRP taking into account such advantages as the reduced weight and easier maintenance, of course provided all relevant requirements have been complied with.
A newly introduced methodology in the applicable regulations opens up for the new and innovative design solutions - again provided they have proven safe and complying with the relevant requirements. The present report is intended to provide the ship construction industry with an approach that would be clearly effecting to the fire safety in case of the FRP composite materials utilized for construction.
This is the fragment of the opening chapter of this book. The chapters of the publication cover the SOLAS fire safety related requirements, concept of risk, structural requirements, need and risk analysis for verification, synoptic application of the proposed approach, etc.