Is uncertainty of wave induced fatiguing loading on FPSOs uncertain?

Authorsvan der Cammen, J., Francois, M. & Kaminski, M.L.
Conference/JournalOMAE Speciality Symposium on FPSO Integrity, Houston
DateAug 1, 2004

That FPSOs being permanently positioned offshore installations are continuously subjected to sea actions was known to the industry from the very begin of offshore exploration. This however has not prevented some new built and converted FPSOs from fatigue damage. Uncertainty in fatigue loading has been identified as one of potential causes.

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