The OFFshore ITRH united a world-class team of researchers across the full spectrum of offshore engineering – from the atmosphere down to the seabed – providing a new multi-disciplinary perspective. These researchers were drawn from the following diverse areas: metocean (meteorology and oceanography), hydrodynamics, geotechnics, statistics, reliability, marine structures and asset management. This breadth provided a balanced perspective on performance in design and operation. Work in the OFFshore ITRH was separated into the following five key project streams.
The original aim of this project was to quantify the soliton hazard in the North West Shelf by using field observations to evaluate a detailed numerical model which allowed for better prediction of total design current at any location in the study area.
The original aim of this project was to use world-best numerical modelling capabilities to enable reliability-based analysis of complex wave-structure interactions and hence improve the efficient operation of floating facilities.
The original aim of this project was to develop new design tools which are able to reduce design uncertainty to a point where both high-capacity steel catenary risers are viable and anchored mooring lines are reliable.
The original aim of this project was to develop low-cost low-risk subsea anchors and foundation solutions which benefit from the consideration of whole-life behaviour.
The original aim of this project was to envelope the other projects and apply engineering statistics and modern data analytics to enhance facility whole-life performance.
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