Collisions damage assessment of ships and jack-up rigs

Shengming Zhang, P. Terndrup Pedersen, Hasan Ocakli

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Ship collision with offshore installations is one of the key concerns in design and assess of platforms performance and safety. This paper presents an analysis on collision energy and structural damage in ship and offshore platform collisions for various collision scenarios. The platform or rig is treated as either rigid or flexible and its sensitivity on collision energy and structural damage is studied. An application example where an ice-strengthened supply vessel collides against a jack-up rig is analysed and the crushing resistance of the involved thin-walled structures is evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
JournalShips and Offshore Structures
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)470-478
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Collision damage
  • Ships and platforms
  • Energy absorption
  • Collision force
  • Strength assessment

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