Design of Offshore Concrete Structures
Author: I. Holand
Author: E. Jersin
Author: O.T. Gudmestad
Table of Contents
Preface. 1: State of the art. Historical overview. Design concepts. Development of concrete material.
Design 6. Construction methods. Rules and Regulations. Quality Assurance. Durability. Competitiveness.
Removal. Demolition. Recycling. Spin-off effects. 2: Concept definition and project organisation.
Objectives. Introduction. Project Management. Work during Early Phases of a Project. The Concept
Definition Phase. Project Organisation Phase. Appendix 2A. 3: Simplified analyses. Introduction 56.
Analysis activities. Classification of load effects. Gravity base structures. Floating structures. Ship impact
97. Non-linear geometric effects. 4: Global analyses. Objective. Linear finite element methods. From
linear analysis to design. Post-processsing. Non-linear analyses. Verification. 5: Design 137. Typical
structures and structural parts. Design documents. Design procedures. Reinforcement. 6: Quality
assurance. Introduction 181. Basic requirements for quality assurance. Quality assurance in engineering
and design of concrete structures. Appendices 6.1-6.7. 7: Verification of design. Introduction 214.
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate requirements. Level of verification. External verification. Budgeting,
reporting and follow-up of non-conformances. Requirements concerning qualifications. Scope of
In the twenty five years since their inception and use in the North Sea, the design of and construction
methods used on offshore concrete structures have been areas of great development. This is a state-of-
the-art account of the construction of offshore concrete structures, based on the author's considerable
experience in the field. The complete construction process is described, including concept definition,
project management, detailed design and quality assurance.