Structural Load & Fatigue on Floating Structures
25 February 2015, London, UK
Floating structures, whether ship shaped, semi-submersible or spar design have been deployed in offshore oil developments for storage, processing and offloading since the 1970s. In recent year this type of technology has also been extended to also include floating LNG plants and re-liquefaction units, and process and power generation plants.
Today these systems are being deployed in more remote and harsher environments, and sometimes beyond their original design life, this results in increased loading, for example from ice, that affects not only on the structure but also critical components such as mooring systems, flexible risers and umbilical’s, bearings, and swivels. This means the investigation into through life structural analysis and the effects of fatigue on a structure is important not only in the assessment of risk, but the potential in extending the life of a structure.
RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including:
· Advanced numerical modelling methods
· Load analysis and the associated structural analysis
· Rules, guidance and recommended practice
· Assessing environmental data and loading, including ice loading
· Effects of deployment and re-deployment
· Life extension
· Stress load monitoring, inspection & maintenance strategies
Submit an Abstract
If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline submission for abstracts is 30th November 2014.
Selected Papers include:
- STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND LIFE EXTENSION OF OFFSHORE STRUCTURES BY ULTRASONIC PEENING, Luis Lopez Martinez, LETS Global BV, Netherlands
- ANALYSIS OF FPSO FLOATING PLATFORM BEAM STRUCTURE THROUGH SHELL AND BEAM CONCEPT MODELING TECHNIQUE, Rakesh Patil, Larsen and toubro technology services, India
- HYDRODYNAMIC AND MECHANICAL MODELLING OF DYNAMIC SUBMARINE POWER CABLES FOR FLOATING OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY APPLICATIONS, M Marta, S Mueller-Schuetze, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW), Germany, PR Thies, L Johanning, University of Exeter, UK
- MOORING DESIGN OPTIONS FOR HIGH-INTENSITY TYPHOON CONDITIONS A RISK BASED INVESTIGATION FOR WAVE ENERGY IN CHINA, PR Thies, S. Crowley, L Johanning, University of Exeter, UK, Haijun Ye, Tang Danling, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), China, Lin Cui, National Ocean Technology Centre (NOTC)
- AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF INTERNAL FLUID DYNAMICS ON THE FATIGUE ON AN FPSO, Torgeir Vada, Product Manager Floating Structures, DNV GL Software, Høvik, Norway
Registration and Payment
|Registration Fee (Inc VAT)||By 25/01/2015||After 25/01/2015|
|RINA members||£300+VAT = £360||£350+VAT = £420|
|Non-members||£350+VAT = £420||£400+VAT = £480|
|Concessions (retired/students, etc)||£175+VAT = £210||£175+VAT = £210|
|Principcal Author||£125+VAT = £150||£125+VAT = £150|
|Additional Author||£300+VAT = £360||£300+VAT = £360|
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