A Novel Risk Evaluation Procedure Using a Kriging-Based Surrogate Modeling for Offshore Structures

Sayyed Mohsen Vazirizade, Achintya Haldar

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An innovative reliability estimation procedure for Jacket-type offshore platforms is proposed. The information on risk is extracted using multiple deterministic analyses using advanced mathematical theories resulting in compounding beneficial effects. The platforms are modeled by finite elements. Nonlinearity and major sources of uncertainty are incorporated. The wave loading model is realistically developed to satisfy the underlying physics. It is applied in three-dimension in time domain incorporating the uncertainties in the parameters. Implicit performance functions are expressed explicitly using several advanced factorial schemes and significantly improved response surface method. The efficiency and accuracy of the method are improved using a comprehensively improved Kriging-based surrogate modeling technique. The risk is evaluated for the serviceability and strength limit state functions for a jacket-type offshore platform using about two hundred nonlinear finite element analyses. The procedure was verified using simulation techniques. The concept can be considered an alternative to the conventional random vibration techniques and the standard Monte Carlo simulation procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2603-2612
Number of pages10
JournalKSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2021


  • Advanced factorial schemes
  • Implicit performance functions
  • Kriging
  • Offshore structures
  • Reliability estimation
  • Response surface method
  • Wave loadings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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