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Collisions damage assessment of ships and jack-up rigs

Zhang, Shengming; Pedersen, Preben Terndrup; Ocakli, Hasan

Ship collision with offshore installations is one of the key concerns in design and assess of platforms performance and safety. This paper presents an analysis on collision energy and structural damage in ship and offshore platform collisions for various collision scenarios. The platform or rig is treated as either rigid or flexible and its sensitivity on collision energy and structural damage is studied. An application example where an ice-strengthened supply vessel collides against a jack-up rig is analysed and the crushing resistance of the involved thin-walled structures is evaluated.

Ships and Offshore Structures, Volume 10 / 2015
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