RR246 - Effect of platform robustness on inspection planning
Offshore platforms require inspection of the underwater portion
of the structure on a regular basis. A "robust" structure
has inherent redundancies in terms of alternative load paths around
any damaged areas and adequately proportioned alternative member
strength that allow it to withstand global damage caused by ship
impact, fatigue cracking, extreme storms, dropped objects, and
other events. Therefore, robust structures may not need as much
inspection as other structures, since they are less vulnerable to
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