An improved reliability analysis method for mooring dolphin structures

Reda Farag, Achintya Haldar, Mahmoud El-Meligy

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A novel reliability evaluation procedure is proposed for analysis and design of offshore mooring dolphin structures (MDS). It is a hybrid approach consisting of an improved response surface method (IRSM), second-order reliability method (SORM), and several advanced factorial schemes. It is denoted as IRSM-SORM. Several schemes of IRSM-SORM are proposed and clarified with the help of an illustrative example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034501
JournalJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Mooring dolphins
  • Pile-soil-system
  • Reliability
  • Response surface method (RSM)
  • SORM
  • Soil-structure interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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