The OFFshore ITRH unites 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 spanning metocean (meteorology and oceanography), hydrodynamics and geotechnics, tied together with expertise in statistics, reliability and asset management. This breadth provides a balanced perspective on performance in design and operation. Work in the OFFshore ITRH is separated into the following five key project streams.
The aim of this project is to quantify the soliton hazard in the North West Shelf by using field observations to evaluate a detailed numerical model which will allow for better prediction of total design current at any location in the study area.
The aim of this project is 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 aim of this project is 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 aim of this project is to develop low-cost low-risk subsea anchors and foundation solutions which benefit from the consideration of whole-life behaviour.
The aim of this project is to envelope the others and apply engineering statistics and modern data analytics to enhance facility whole-life performance.
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