Offshore structures---design and risk management. Anon. Proc. 13th Ship offshore structures congress, Vol. 1, Design principles and criteria Report, Chapter 6, pages 384--397. (See abstract 884 for complete reference).
Both existing and emerging trends in design philosophy for production ships, floating steel platforms and jackets/jack-ups are reviewed. An assessment is made of structural reliability levels implied by various codes, and the interaction between risk management and design is discussed. Brief consideration is given to the role of inspection planning as well as reassessment of existing structures.