Michael Havbro Faber
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor in the area of Risk Informed Decision Support for Structures at the Department of Civil Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark. Prior to this position he was head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 2011-2015. In the period from 2000-2011 he was tenured professor and head of the group on Risk and Safety at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are directed on decision theory, risk assessment, resilience, sustainability, global catastrophic risks, uncertainty modeling, life safety management, Bayesian probability theory and applied statistics. Application areas include offshore installations, ship structures, bridges, tunnels, buildings, roadway traffic systems and space structures as well as for management of natural hazards.
Talk on “Decision Theoretical Framework to Offshore Structural Integrity Management”
The presentation provides an overview and appraisal of major developments in risk informed structural integrity management for offshore installations together with a discussion of their merits and the challenges which still lie ahead. Starting point is taken in a selected overview of research and development contributions which have formed the basis for Risk based Inspection Planning (RBI) as we know it today. Thereafter an outline of the methodical basis for risk informed structural systems integrity management, i.e. the Bayesian decision analysis, is provided in summary. The main focus is here directed on RBI for offshore facilities subject to fatigue damages. New ideas and methodical frameworks in the area of Value of Information in Structural Health Monitoring, robustness and resilience modeling of structural systems are introduced and it is outlined how these may adequately be utilized to enhance Structural Integrity Management (SIM). Download presentation