Marine Structural Design, Second Edition

  • 13h 45m
  • Wei-Liang Jin, Yong Bai
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2016

Marine Structural Design, Second Edition, is a wide-ranging, practical guide to marine structural analysis and design, describing in detail the application of modern structural engineering principles to marine and offshore structures.

Organized in five parts, the book covers basic structural design principles, strength, fatigue and fracture, and reliability and risk assessment, providing all the knowledge needed for limit-state design and re-assessment of existing structures.

Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision-making, arctic marine structural development, and the addition of new LNG ship topics, including composite materials and structures, uncertainty analysis, and green ship concepts.

  • Provides the structural design principles, background theory, and know-how needed for marine and offshore structural design by analysis
  • Covers strength, fatigue and fracture, reliability, and risk assessment together in one resource, emphasizing practical considerations and applications
  • Updates to this edition include new chapters on structural health monitoring and risk-based decision making, and new content on arctic marine structural design

About the Author

Dr. Yong Bai obtained a Ph.D. in Offshore Structures at Hiroshima University, Japan in 1989. He is currently President of Offshore Pipelines and Risers (OPR Inc., a design/consulting firm in the field of subsea pipelines, risers and floating systems. In the 1990's, he had been a technical leader for several Asgard Transport pipeline and flowline projects at JP Kenny as Manager of the advanced engineering department. Yong was previously a lead riser engineer at Shell and assisted in offshore rules development at the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as Manager of the offshore technology department. While a professor, he wrote several books and served as a course leader on the design of subsea pipelines and irsers as well as design of floating systems. He also serves at Zhejiang University in China as professor.

Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and an honorary professor in Queen's University, UK. His research interest includes structural reliability, durability of reinforced concrete structure, health monitoring of concrete structures, and fundamental theories of concrete structures and their applications. He founded the group on Durability of Concrete Structures in 1995 at Zhejiang University, which carries out research on the durability problems regarding environments, materials, concrete components and structures. He has been awarded 20 research grants by the Chinese government and has published more than 200 articles, co-authored 9 monographs. He also won 3 National Awards for Science and Technology Progress and 5 Science & Technology Awards of Zhejiang Province. Prof. Jin previously held research fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Norwegian Council of Research.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Marine Composite Materials and Structure
  • Green Ship Concepts
  • LNG Carrier
  • Wave Loads for Ship Design and Classification
  • Wind Loads for Offshore Structures
  • Loads and Dynamic Response for Offshore Structures
  • Scantling of Ship's Hulls by Rules
  • Ship Hull Scantling Design by Analysis
  • Offshore Soil Geotechnics
  • Offshore Structural Analysis
  • Development of Arctic Offshore Technology
  • Limit-State Design of Offshore Structures
  • Ship Vibrations and Noise Control
  • Buckling/Collapse of Columns and Beam-Columns
  • Buckling and Local Buckling of Tubular Members
  • Ultimate Strength of Plates and Stiffened Plates
  • Ultimate Strength of Cylindrical Shells
  • A Theory of Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
  • Collapse Analysis of Ship Hulls
  • Offshore Structures under Impact Loads
  • Offshore Structures under Earthquake Loads
  • Ship Collision and Grounding
  • Mechanism of Fatigue and Fracture
  • Fatigue Capacity
  • Fatigue Loading and Stresses
  • Simplified Fatigue Assessment
  • Spectral Fatigue Analysis and Design
  • Application of Fracture Mechanics
  • Material Selections and Damage Tolerance Criteria
  • Basics of Structural Reliability
  • Structural Reliability Analysis Using Uncertainty Theory
  • Random Variables and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Reliability of Ship Structures
  • Reliability-Based Design and Code Calibration
  • Fatigue Reliability
  • Probability- and Risk-Based Inspection Planning
  • Risk Assessment Methodology
  • Risk-Based Decision-Making
  • Risk Assessment Applied to Offshore Structures
  • Formal Safety Assessment Applied to Shipping Industry
  • Economic Risk Assessment for Field Development
  • Human Reliability Assessment
  • Risk-Centered Maintenance
  • Structural Reassessment of Offshore Structures
  • Time-Dependent Reliability Assessment of Offshore Jacket Platforms
  • Reassessment of Jacket Structure
  • Risk and Reliability Applications to FPSO
  • Explosion and Fire Response Analysis for FPSO
  • Asset Integrity Management (AIM) for FPSO