Reliability Based Structural Design of FPSO Systems (REBASDO)

Duration: 01.01.2001 – 30.06.2004 (42 months)

Coordination: Shell International Exploration and Production

Partners: Instituto Superior Técnico (PT); Danish Hydraulic Institute (DK); Det Norske Veritas (N); Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (UK); LISNAVE (P); Noble Denton (UK); University of Oxford (UK)

Funding Entity: EU – Programa EESD

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The objective of the project is to develop risk based methods for the design and safety assessment of the primary structure of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Units, as well as their mooring and riser systems. The methods are based on modern reliability approaches, which quantify in a probabilistic way the uncertainties in the different parameters that govern the structural design and combine them consistently in order to derive the safety factors to be included in each of the design checks required in the design procedure. The project will have a major impact on the future risk based Rules and Codes for structural design and consequently on the design procedures adopted by designers and shipyards.

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