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Reliability-Based Earthquake Design of Jacket-Type Offshore Platforms Considering Pile-Soil-Structure Interaction

Behrouz Asgarian and Hossein Agheshlui

Abstract

There are plenty of uncertainties in environmental condition of ocean and also in platform element capacities. Reliability-based method could consider these uncertainties. A reliability-based earthquake design method was used to determine the earthquake LRFD parameters for two conventional, steel, pile-supported (template-type) offshore platforms located in the Persian Gulf. The pile-soil-structure interaction, the buckling and postbuckling behavior of the braces were considered. Two steel platforms were simulated accurately by the finite element program Opensees. Field data were assumed based on past studies. Sensitiveness of reliability-based method was studied. It was found that the geometry of jacket and different types of braces was important in the capacity and the behavior of offshore platforms. Finally the calculated LRFD elements resistance factors for these two platforms were compared with API recommended factors and it was observed that API recommended element resistance factors were more appropriate for SSL 3.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 4, 2009, 631-637

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.631.637

Submitted On: 14 May 2008 Published On: 30 April 2009

How to Cite: Asgarian, B. & Agheshlui, H. (2009). Reliability-Based Earthquake Design of Jacket-Type Offshore Platforms Considering Pile-Soil-Structure Interaction . American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(4), 631-637. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2009.631.637

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Keywords

  • Reliability
  • jacket
  • foundations
  • pushover analysis
  • buckling