The marine and offshore industries face uncertainty in oil prices as well as concerns over climate change and energy transition. These are challenges but also opportunities as the industry moves from a culture seeking evolutionary concepts to a culture seeking efficiency through innovation. Safety and efficiency are key to supporting future progress and such goals are achieved through optimization of hull forms, load paths and material efficiency. On the structural discipline, advanced methodologies exist to cover the key concepts of shape optimization through concept models of hull form, definition of loads and load paths, modeling of randomness and uncertainty, customization of structural reliability through Structural Reliability Analysis (SRA), decision making metrics, robustness & resiliency and computational multi- criteria multi-objective optimization. This paper proposes to integrate such concepts into a conceptual framework to develop resilient offshore structures. The concepts described have wider application to several types of structures on land, marine and offshore-based.
Number of Pages
Looking for more?
Some of the OnePetro partner societies have developed subject- specific wikis that may help.