The Marine Board Of The National Research Council Plans November Symposium

Plans for the international Design- Inspection-Redundancy Symposium on November 14—16, 1983, at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va., are nearing completion.

The symposium will be sponsored by the interagency Ship Structure Committee, whose member agencies are: the U.S. Coast Guard, the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration, the American Bureau of Shipping, and the Minerals Management Service.

The purpose of this symposium is to examine the emerging technologies of ultimate strength and failure mode analysis, as applicable to marine structural systems, and to delineate the most pressing problems. Twenty-three technical papers comprise the technical program that emphasizes the role of design, inspection, and redundancy in marine structural reliability: (1) The Design-Inspection-Redundancy Triangle; (2) Interrelation Between Design, Inspection and Redundancy in Marine Structures; (3) Structural Design of Mono Hull Ships; (4) Application of Subjective Reliability Analysis to the Evaluation of Inspection Procedure on Ship Structures; (5) Structural Redundancy and Damage Tolerance In Relation to Ultimate Ship-Hull Strength; (6) Strategies for Assessing Design and Inspection Requirements for Redundant Structures; (7) Fixed Offshore Platforms Design Considerations; (8) Reserve and Residual Strength of Pile-Founded Offshore Platforms; (9) Offshore Platform Inspection; (10) Design-Inspection- Redundancy Investment vs. Risk for Pile Founded Offshore Structures.

Also, (11) Design and Floating Offshore Platforms; (12) Inspection of Floating Offshore Platforms; (13) Redundancy Considerations in the Structural Design of Floating Offshore Platforms; (14) Synthesis—Floating Offshore Platforms—Problems and Prescriptions, from Design to Inspection; (15) Safety Evaluation of Buildings and Bridges; (16) Design Inspection and Redundancy of Pressure Vessels; (17) Integration of Design, Fabrication, and Inspection Procedures for Attaining and Maintaining Safe Submersible Pressure Hull Structure; (18) Design and Inspection Interrelation for Commercial Jet Transport Structure; (19) Design, Fabrication, Inspection and Redundancy Aspects of the Landing Craft Air Cushion Structure; (20) Research Needs for Marine Structures; (21) A Government Perspective on the Safety of Marine Structures; (22) The USAF Approach to Structural Life Management; and (23) Civil Engineering Applications of the Theory of Structural Reliability.

For free information on the symposium, write Committee on Marine Structures, Marine Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Nov 1983

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