THE CONFERENCE WILL BRING TOGETHER RESEARCHERS, PRACTITIONERS TO ADDRESS THE SAFETY AND RELIABILITY ISSUES AS APPLICABLE TO DIFFERENT STAGES IN THE ANALYSIS, DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND IN-SERVICE LIFE OF MARINE STRUCTURES SUCH AS SHIP, OFFSHORE, SUBMERGED STRUCTURES AND THE RENEWABLE ENERGY STRUCTURES. THIS WILL INVOLVE ADVANCED ANALYSIS BOTH FOR STRENGTH AND LOAD MODEL IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH SAFETY LEVEL BOTH FOR DETERMINISTIC MODEL (WSD METHOD) AND FOR RELIABILITY BASED DESIGN (LRFD METHOD). ONE OF THE AIMS OF THE DESIGN SHOULD BE TO ACHIEVE ADEQUATE BUT NOT EXCESSIVE LEVEL OF SAFETY WHICH CAN BE SATISFIED THROUGH RELIABILITY BASED METHOD AND THIS TAKES INTO ACCOUNT UNCERTAINTIES OF DESIGN VARIABLES. CURRENT MODERN CODES ARE TRYING TO PROVIDE DESIGN PROCEDURES ON LRFD FORMAT ALTHOUGH NO EXPLICIT RELIABILITY ANALYSIS IS DONE TO ARRIVE THESE PARTIAL SAFETY FACTORS. THIS CONFERENCE WILL DEAL WITH ALL THESE ISSUES AND SEE HOW THESE TECHNIQUES ARE APPLIED TO VARIOUS TYPES OF MARINE STRUCTURES.
The various themes are:
The Programme will include invited papers whose aim will be to present the main issues relevant to the above themes and application areas, thus providing additional impetus for an open exchange of ideas.
Abstracts of about 300 words on any of the above topics are invited by the 18th December 2017. Upon review by the Technical Advisory Panel, notification will be given by the 18th January.
Abstracts and full papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All authors, co-authors, co-chairs (except the key note speakers) have to register for the conference.
The cost of the conference will be:
The registration fee includes Conference Proceedings in USB, Lunches, Civic Reception and the Conference Dinner.
Date: 23-25th May 2018
Wuhan University of Technology