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Any structural method in carrier is topic to age-related deterioration, resulting in power issues concerning upkeep, overall healthiness & defense, environmental and fiscal implications. Condition review of elderly Structures is a useful, unmarried resource of knowledge on structural evaluation concepts for marine and land-based buildings comparable to ships, offshore installations, business plant and constructions. themes lined comprise:

- present practices and criteria for structural overview
- primary mechanisms and complicated mathematical equipment for predicting structural deterioration
- Residual energy overview of deteriorated constructions
- Inspection and upkeep of elderly buildings
- Reliability and danger evaluation of elderly buildings

Professionals from a extensive diversity of disciplines could be capable of achieve a greater figuring out of present practices within the box, how one can practice the newest complicated layout and improvement applied sciences in evaluation, and what destiny traits may well be.

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EMSA (2005), Double hull tankers high level of experts report, European Maritime Safety Agency. Harada S, Yamamoto N, Magaino A, Sone H (2001), `Corrosion analysis and determination of corrosion margin, Part 1 & 2' (IACS discussion paper), London, International Association of Classification Societies. Horn G, Baumans P (2007), `The development, implementation and maintenance of IACS common structural rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers', International Conference Developments in Classifications & International Regulations, London.

EMSA (2005), Double hull tankers high level of experts report, European Maritime Safety Agency. Harada S, Yamamoto N, Magaino A, Sone H (2001), `Corrosion analysis and determination of corrosion margin, Part 1 & 2' (IACS discussion paper), London, International Association of Classification Societies. Horn G, Baumans P (2007), `The development, implementation and maintenance of IACS common structural rules for bulk carriers and oil tankers', International Conference Developments in Classifications & International Regulations, London.

3 41 Process for structural assessment The assessment process is illustrated in the flowchart in Fig. 2. This flowchart may be followed for assessment of the ultimate loading as well as fatigue loading. 2 Flowchart for the assessment process. © 2008 Woodhead Publishing Limited 42 Condition assessment of aged structures · New information about marine growth on the structure · Subsidence of foundations resulting in increased environmental forces on the structure · Modifications made with respect to structural members · Accidents in terms of ship impact or lost objects that may have dented structural members · Areas being more corroded than anticipated at the design stage and exceeding the corrosion allowance · Cracks discovered during in-service inspection · Elapsed service life and an extended life being considered · Finding that the design basis is old and a more reliable assessment of the structural safety can be made based on design standards and analysis methodology of today.

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