Reliability Based Assessment of Deck Elevations for Offshore Jacket Platforms

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Ernesto Heredia-Zavoni, Dante Campos, Gallegher Ramı́rez

Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Eje Central Lázaro Cárdenas 152, San Bartolo Atepehuacan, México DF 07730

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(4), 331-336 (Mar 07, 2005) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1834622 History: Received September 01, 2002; Revised October 01, 2003; Online March 07, 2005
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Collapse mechanism for deck bay
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Reliability index of the deck and jacket bays as function of the maximum wave height; BS direction, deck elevation +42 ft
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Deck reliability index as a function of the maximum wave height; deck elevation +42 ft
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Conditional probability of failure of the deck, lower bound probability of failure of the jacket, and upper bound probability of failure; BS direction
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Variation of the upper bound conditional probability of failure of the platform models with deck elevation
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Upper and lower bound total probability of failure as a function of deck elevation
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Upper bound conditional probability of failure as function of wave height; deck elevation +42 ft



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