RR220 - Ship collision and capacity of brace members of fixed steel offshore platforms
Supply boat collision is one of the most critical accidents that
can affect structural safety and integrity of fixed installations.
In the splash zone the most likely impact scenarios are: broadside
impact of one of the legs of the platform; and, bow or stern impact
of one of the braces in the splash zone.This report deals with
aspects related to the bow or stern vessel collision with one of
the braces in the splash zone. In the industry there is a
difference of opinion on how well these splash zone braces are able
to resist vessel impact.
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