Print Email Facebook Twitter Probabilistic maintenance planning for the tubular joints in the steel gates in the eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier Title Probabilistic maintenance planning for the tubular joints in the steel gates in the eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier Author Dijkstra, O.D. van Manen, S.E. Gijsbers, F.B.J. van der Weijde, H. TNO Bouw Publication year 1996 Abstract This paper is a summary of a study on the tubular joints in the steel gates of the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier in the Netherlands. This study was commissioned by the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) and carried out in the period 1985-1992. At a late stage during the fabrication of the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier it was found that, due to improper control during rolling, many tubes were made of steel with a relatively coarse grain. It was therefore decided to use probabilistic methods to determine the failure probability and optimum inspection strategy. The optimum strategy was determined on economic grounds, based on a consideration of the investments, costs of inspection, costs of repair and failure costs. Safety was included as a boundary condition. The study indicated that it was necessary for financial reasons to differentiate inspection schedules, depending on the load and type of material. Subject FractureInspectionMaintenanceSteelBrittleFatigueRepairsProbabilistics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:98dcdf12-9fa9-41dc-94e0-44ae2a3cc703 TNO identifier 280552 Publisher International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers ISOPE, Golden, CO, US Source Proceedings 6th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 26-31 May 1996, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 4, 39-46 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.