Stochastic dynamic analysis of a marine riser using the First-Order Reliability Method Alibrandi, Umberto; Koh, C. G.
The dynamic analysis of a deepwater floating production systems has many complexities, such as the dynamic coupling between the vessel and the riser, the coupling between the first-order and second-order wave forces, several sources of nonlinearities. These complexities can be captured by fully coupled time domain analyses. Moreover, the sea state is random, hence the need of stochastic dynamic analysis. In this paper the non-Gaussian responses of the system are obtained through the well-known First-Order Reliability Method (FORM) of the structural reliability analysis. The application to a simplified 2 degrees-of-freedom model shows the accuracy and effectiveness of the presented procedure.
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