ENVIRONMENTAL LOAD FACTORS AND SYSTEMSTRENGTH EVALUATION OF OFFSHORE JACKET PLATFORMS
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This publication is presenting a thorough and comprehensive study for the determination of various environmental load factors applied to the jacket platforms operating in Malaysia and an effective methodology of determination of the service life extension of the platforms that are aging.
The author of the book explains some of the simplified methods that could actually be used to determine not only the structural reliability of the platforms but also cover the safety factors. The content of the volume is expected to present particular practical interest to the engineers engaged in the design and maintenance of the offshore and onshore structures.
The platforms commonly act as foundation for the overall structure used for the extraction of the hydrocarbons from the ocean shelf. They are considered effective for the intermediate and shallow waters though some of them are used for the greater depths exceeding half thousand meters, for instance Bullwinkle platform operating in the Mexican Gulf. The methodology of the structural design has changed from allowable stress to limit state design, and the applicable structural codes are in the process of being changed accordingly.
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