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Title: Reliability-based vulnerability requirements for asymmetric threats in the design of ship structures
Author: Pahos, Spiro J.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2738 8076
Awarding Body: University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis investigates the structural response of modem ship structures under the effect of premeditated blast loads from acts of terrorism and extremism. The escalation of maritime terrorism and piracy has given the impetus to this study to take an introspective look into the details of ship structural performance under a series of design threats. Knowledge gained in studying the vulnerability of merchant ship structures is important in identifying the area to focus further work. As soon as the vulnerability of a typical ship structure is identified, a more detailed study on the most contributive structural members is carried out. Then, a rational increase of the highlighted members raises the reliability index of the subject panel, and proposes a target reliability index for blast-loaded stiffened panels. The benefit from meeting the suggested reliability-based vulnerability requirements is assessed in terms of a series of identified metrics of benefit for the considered design threats
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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