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Gas Fueled Ships (2014)
16 Jul 2014
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Gas Carriers (2014)
16 Jul 2014
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Asset Integrity Management
10 Jul 2014
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Environmental Performance
10 Jul 2014
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Vessel Performance
10 Jul 2014
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Energy Efficiency
10 Jul 2014
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Surveyor Magazine
28 May 2014
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ABS Trends
26 May 2014
Update on Operational Performance and Environmental Issues
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Surveyor Magazine
02 May 2014
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Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) 2014
30 Apr 2014
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Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) 2014
30 Apr 2014
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Floating Production Installations (FPIs) 2014
30 Apr 2014
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2013 Annual Review
29 Apr 2014
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Activities magazine
02 Apr 2014
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Energy News
26 Mar 2014
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LNG News
26 Mar 2014
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ABS Capabilities Profile
14 Mar 2014
A brief description of ABS' core competencies.
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Bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas-fueled Marine Vessels in North America
10 Mar 2014
This study was developed to assist LNG stakeholders in implementing the existing and planned regulatory framework for LNG bunkering.
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Navigating the Northern Sea Route
29 Jan 2014
This Advisory is intended to give owners contemplating sending ships into the area sufficient information to initiate the necessary permitting process and to better identify the risks that may be attendant on such a voyage.
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Surveyor Magazine
06 Jan 2014
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Innovation
14 Nov 2013
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Type Approval Program
28 Oct 2013
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Activities Magazine
18 Oct 2013
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ABS Code of Ethics
14 Oct 2013
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ABS Trends
04 Oct 2013
Update on Operational Performance & Environmental Issues
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Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) Capabilities
28 Jun 2013
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Ship Energy Efficiency Measures
10 Jun 2013
This Advisory has been compiled to provide guidance to owners and operators on the wide range of options being promoted to improve vessel efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions.
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Reducing the Port State Detention Factor: Pre-Port Arrival Quick Reference Guide (Chinese)
07 Jun 2013
Based on data gathered from ABS vessels that have been involved in Port State interventions or detentions, this guide has been developed for the use of the vessel's crew prior to arrival into port to best prepare themselves for inspection.
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ABS International Directory
01 Jun 2013
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Surveyor magazine
30 May 2013
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Reducing ISM-related Port State Detentions (Chinese)
28 May 2013
A quick reference guide to check the health of our safety management system.
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Activities magazine
20 May 2013
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Spirit of ABS
14 May 2013
Making the world a safer place. And nothing could be more important. It’s more than a job. It’s who we are.
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ABS Trends
06 May 2013
Update on Operational Performance & Environmental Issues
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2012 Annual Review
25 Apr 2013
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Surveyor Magazine
26 Mar 2013
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Exhaust Gas Scrubber Systems
22 Mar 2013
This Advisory has been produced to summarize the regulatory requirements applicable to SOx EGC systems, provide an overview of available technologies and highlight some of the selection, installation and operational issues that need to be considered when selecting EGC systems as a means for ships to comply with current and future exhaust gas emission regulations.
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Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers
15 Feb 2013
This reference document has been compiled to provide useful information on certain common questions and issues raised by shipowners and operators over the past several years concerning the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers.
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ILO Maritime Labour Convention - Guidance for Compliance
18 Jan 2013
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Surveyor Magazine
10 Jan 2013
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Activities magazine
28 Dec 2012
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Floating Production Installations (FPIs) Capabilities
20 Dec 2012
The principal elements of the ABS Offshore program, with particular emphasis on production units, are summarized in this handbook.
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Offshore Industry Leadership
20 Dec 2012
An overview of the classification and certification services ABS provides to the offshore industry.
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Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs) Capabilities
20 Dec 2012
The principal elements of the ABS Offshore program, with particular emphasis on MODUs, are summarized in this handbook.
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NS5 Enterprise, Asset Management Software
20 Dec 2012
NS5 Enterprise is a fully-integrated information network that handles the primary functions of maritime operational management - maintenance, supply chain, workforce and safety.
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NS5 Enterprise - Energy & Environmental Manager
10 Oct 2012
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Administration, Members, Technical & General Committees
08 Oct 2012
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Reducing the Port State Detention Factor: Pre-Port Arrival Quick Reference Guide
08 Oct 2012
Based on data gathered from ABS vessels that have been involved in Port State interventions or detentions, this guide has been developed for the use of the vessel's crew prior to arrival into port to best prepare themselves for inspection.
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Surveyor Magazine
10 Sep 2012
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ABS Nautical Systems News
24 Aug 2012
ABS Nautical Systems offers new solutions within the NS5 Enterprise platform that can satisfy the needs of the industry’s energy and environmental focus.
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Newbuild Program - Free Fleet Management Software
10 Aug 2012
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Newbuild Program for Workboats - Free Fleet Management Software
10 Aug 2012
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Integrated Software Quality Management
26 Jun 2012
This booklet provides an overview of the benefits achieved when applying the recommendations in the ABS Guide for Integrated Software Quality Management (ISQM).
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Activities magazine
18 Jun 2012
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Surveyor Magazine
28 May 2012
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ABS Nautical Systems News
25 Apr 2012
Learn about ABS Nautical Systems’ Energy & Environmental and Trim Optimization software solutions that assist owners and operators to demonstrate SEEMP compliance.
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2011 Annual Review
24 Apr 2012
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Offshore News
06 Apr 2012
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Marine Management Systems
26 Mar 2012
This booklet provides an introduction to the ABS services available through the HSQEEn certification.
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Surveyor Magazine
16 Jan 2012
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Offshore Newbuild Program - Free Fleet Management Software
24 Oct 2011
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Activities magazine
24 Oct 2011
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Guide for FLGT Structures Addresses Design Challenges
24 Oct 2011
Principal elements of the FLGT Guide and software are summarized.
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Ballast Water Treatment Advisory
19 Oct 2011
This ABS Advisory has been produced to summarize the current state of ballast water treatment regulations and available technologies in order to provide useful guidance to shipowners, operators, and builders as they make decisions about suitable treatment options.
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ABS Capabilities Profile (Chinese)
05 Oct 2011
A brief description of ABS' core competencies in Chinese.
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Surveyor magazine
01 Sep 2011
This issue of Surveyor looks at leading marine paint companies and their efforts to develop the latest generation of effective anti-fouling coatings.
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Administration, Members, Technical & General Committees
17 Aug 2011
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Best Management Practices Against Piracy
15 Aug 2011
This quick reference guide assists the Master and the Ship Security Officer to prepare the vessel for transit through the high-risk area. The booklet also identifies actions that should be taken in the event the vessel and the people on board become victims of an attack.
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ABS Eagle HSQE Navigator
06 Jun 2011
The HSQE Navigator is a web-based tool that provides practical guidance to implement and optimize marine health, safety, quality and environmental management systems.
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Activities magazine
20 May 2011
In this issue of Activities, Christopher J. Wiernicki who recently assumed the duties of Chief Executive Officer of ABS, and Robert D. Somerville, who will remain Chairman of ABS and the ABS Group of Companies, discuss the transition.
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Container Certification & Inspection Services
19 May 2011
This booklet provides an overview of ABS services for the inspection and certification of containers.
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Surveyor magazine
02 May 2011
This special offshore edition of Surveyor magazine reviews the roles of drilling system certification and safety culture can play in improving offshore safety.
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Transfer of Class
25 Apr 2011
Learn about the many advantages available when you transfer your vessel to ABS.
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Offshore Asset Integrity Management Program
21 Apr 2011
The ABS Offshore Asset Integrity Management program is available to jackups, semisubmersibles, drillships and other offshore assets. The program supports several core elements of an effective risk management program, specifically integrity management (structure and equipment), configuration management and emergency response support.
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Rapid Response Damage Assessment
21 Apr 2011
Provides and overview of typical response times for the various analyses performed for RRDA services.
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2010 Annual Review
12 Apr 2011
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Containerships Capabilities
11 Feb 2011
As one of the leading class societies with a long history of service excellence, ABS is able to provide a wealth of practical and technical experience at all relevant stages of a containership project. The principal elements of the ABS Containership program are summarized in this handbook.
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Surveyor magazine
01 Feb 2011
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Reducing ISM-related Port State Detentions
11 Jan 2011
A quick reference guide to check the health of our safety management system.
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ABS Eagle Engineering Manager
22 Dec 2010
A description of the ABS Eagle Engineering Manager software and how it can reduce drawing approval times.
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Activities magazine
01 Dec 2010
In this issue of Activities, ABS Chairman and CEO Robert D. Sommerville discusses the future of ship design.
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Rapid Response Damage Assessment Program
08 Oct 2010
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Surveyor Magazine
03 Sep 2010
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Activities magazine
16 Aug 2010
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Surveyor magazine
14 May 2010
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Activities magazine
14 May 2010
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Large Commercial & Private Yachts Capabilities
14 May 2010
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Fleet Management Software for Workboats
10 May 2010
The NS5 software suite gives workboat owners, operators and managers the ability to reduce unplanned maintenance; shorten procurement cycles; document compliance to regulations and; manage crew changes.
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2009 Annual Review
30 Apr 2010
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Surveyor Magazine
22 Mar 2010
Surveyor Magazine examines dynamic positioning, subsea developments and offshore wind power.
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Fuel Switching Advisory Notice
01 Mar 2010
This ABS Advisory has been prepared to provide guidance to shipowners, operators and builders about how switching to marine gas oil may affect the operation, safety and design of ships.
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Surveyor Magazine
28 Dec 2009
This issue of Surveyor takes a look at shared maritime concerns in North Africa and around the world.
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Activities Magazine
24 Dec 2009
The outcome of COP15, carbon emissions and greenhouses gases provide the focus for this issue.
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Gas Carriers Capabilities
23 Dec 2009
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Surveyor Magazine
01 Sep 2009
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Activities Magazine
31 Aug 2009
This latest issue highlights ABS chairman's remarks on preparing for more challenging times, review of a novel offshore wind turbine design and ballast water rules.
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Administration, Members, Technical & General Committees
20 Jul 2009
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Surveyor Magazine
01 Jun 2009
ABS Chairman, Robert D. Somerville takes a thoughful stock of the changing circumstances that may influence class in the future.
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Offshore Structure Assessment Program
29 Apr 2009
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Newbuild & Conversion of Tanker Structures for FPSO/FSOs
24 Apr 2009
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DLA/SFA - A First Principles Based Analysis Program for Marine Structures
24 Apr 2009
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Spring 2009
01 Apr 2009
The Surveyor magazine salutes the R&D efforts taking place at Petrobras' CENPES Research Center, finds offshore mooring chain manufacturing linked to Brazil's future success, learns new knowledge makes floating drilling rigs more secure during hurricanes and discovers a place where love of work drives engineers to succeed.
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Assessment of the Level of Uncertainty of the Hull Girder Shear Stresses
11 Feb 2009
Lyuben D Ivanov Presented at ISOPE 2008 Vancouver, Canada July 6-11, 2008
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Onboard Routine Maintenance Checksheet
02 Feb 2009
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January 2009
01 Jan 2009
Commentary, news, technology developments and ABS Rules & Guides updates all in the latest edition of Activities.
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Low Temperature Operations: Guidance for Arctic Shipping
01 Jan 2009
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Inspection Grading Criteria for the ABS Hull Inspection Program
01 Jan 2009
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Winter 2008
17 Dec 2008
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2008 Annual Review
01 Dec 2008
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Fall 2008
29 Oct 2008
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August 2008
12 Aug 2008
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Offshore Innovation - A History of Offshore Development
01 Jul 2008
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Challenges And Possible Solutions Of The Time-Variant Reliability Of Ship’s Hull Girder
25 Jun 2008
L. Ivanov, ABS Presented at ASRANet Colloquium, 25-27 June 2008, Athens, Greece Athens, Greece June 25-27, 2008
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Ice Controllable Pitch Propeller – Strength Check based on IACS Polar Class Rule
20 Jun 2008
S.K. Lee Presented at IceTech Banff, Alberta, Canada July 20-23, 2008
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Summer 2008
18 Jun 2008
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Coupled Seakeeping with Liquid Sloshing in Ship Tanks
15 Jun 2008
B. Kim and Y. Shin Presented at OMAE 2008 Estoril, Portugal June 15-20, 2008
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Tankers Capabilities
01 Jun 2008
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May 2008
15 May 2008
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A Statistical Investigation of Time-Variant Hull Girder Strength of Aging Ships and Coating Life
15 Apr 2008
Conference: Originally published in the Journal of Marine Structures, Vol. 21 Nos. 2-3, April/July 2008, pp. 240-256, Elsevier & ISSC, and reprinted with their kind permission Authors: Ge Wang, Ai-Kuo (Michael) Kee, Lyuben Ivanov, Thomas Lynch (Memorial U), Chris Serratella, Roger Basu
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Bulk Carriers Capabilities
01 Apr 2008
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Combining Ice-Class Rules with Direct Calculations for Design of Arctic LNG Vessel Propulsion
12 Mar 2008
Sing-Kwan Lee Presented at Gastech 2008 Bangkok, Thailand March 12, 2008
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ABS Profile
06 Mar 2008
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Spring 2008
05 Mar 2008
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February 2008
06 Feb 2008
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Naval & Government Vessels Capabilities
01 Jan 2008
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Winter 2007
19 Dec 2007
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Approximate Method for Probabilistic Presentation of the Cross-Sectional Properties of Shipbuilding
12 Dec 2007
Structural Profiles and Hull Girder Lyuben Ivanov, Ge Wang, Ai-Kuo (Michael) Lee, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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Accident Precursors and Safety Nets: Initial Results from the Leading Indicators of Safety Project
14 Nov 2007
M. Grabowski, P. Ayyalasomayajula, H. Wang, J. Merrick, D. McCafferty, M. Meador, C. Kinney; Presented at SNAME, Ft Lauderdale, Fl, Nov 2007
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Fall 2007
10 Oct 2007
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September 2007
03 Sep 2007
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Summer 2007
13 Jun 2007
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May 2007
01 May 2007
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2007 Annual Review
14 Mar 2007
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Spring 2007
14 Mar 2007
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January 2007
01 Jan 2007
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Winter 2006
01 Nov 2006
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Fall 2006
01 Aug 2006
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August 2006
03 Jul 2006
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Summer 2006
01 Jun 2006
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2006 Annual Review
15 Mar 2006
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Spring 2006
01 Mar 2006
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March 2006
01 Feb 2006
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Winter 2005
01 Nov 2005
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October 2005
01 Sep 2005
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Fall 2005
01 Aug 2005
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June 2005
01 Jun 2005
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Summer 2005
02 May 2005
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2005 Annual Review
10 Mar 2005
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March 2005
01 Mar 2005
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Spring 2005
01 Mar 2005
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2004 Annual Review
17 Mar 2004
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2003 Annual Review
05 Mar 2003
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2002 Annual Review
10 Apr 2002
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2001 Annual Review
25 Apr 2001
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2000 Annual Review
12 Apr 2000
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1999 Annual Review
07 Apr 1999
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1998 Annual Review
08 Apr 1998
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1997 Annual Review
09 Apr 1997
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1996 Annual Review
10 Apr 1996
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Application of Reliability-Centered Maintenance Techniques to the Marine Industry
By R. Conachey, R. Montgomery Presented at Institute of Marine Engineers, India, November 2002
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Crew Habitability on Offshore Installations: Comprehensive Guidance
By D.B. McCafferty, K.P. McSweeney Presented at the 21st International Conference on the Offshore Mechanical and Arctic Engineering, Oslo, Norway, June 2002
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Determination of Extreme Wave Loads on FPSO in Complicated Wave Conditions
By C. Zhao, J.F. Wu Presented at ISOPE 2002, Kyushu, Japan, May 2002
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A Direct Calculation Approach for Designing a Ship-shaped FPSOs Bow Against Wave Slamming Load
By G. Wang, S. Tang, Y. Shin Presented at ISOPE 2002, Kyushu, May 2002
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A Finite-Element Computation for the Sloshing Motion in LNG Tank
By J. Kim, Y. Shin, K. Bai Presented at ISOPE 2002, Kyushu, May 2002
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Human Error and Marine Systems: Current Trends
By D.B. McCafferty, C.C. Baker Presented at IBC’s 2nd Annual Two-Day Conference on Human Error, London, England, March 2002
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Human Factors in Classification and Certification: the ABS Approach
By C.C. Baker, D.B. McCafferty, K.P. McSweeney Presented at the RINA International Conference on Human Factors in Ship Design & Operation, London, England, October 2002
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Human Factors and Ergonomics in Safe Shipping: the ABS Approach
By C.C. Baker, K.P. McSweeney, D.B. McCafferty Presented at the Proceedings of the Maritime Operations: The Human Element – 7th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., April 2002
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Longitudinal Strength of Ships with Accidental Damages
By G. Wang, Y. Chen, H. Zhang, H. Peng Presented in Marine Structures (by ISSC), February 2002
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Nonlinear Ship Roll Simulation with Water-On-Deck
By V. Belenky, D. Liut, K. Weems, Y. Shin Presented at Stability Workshop, Webb Institute, 2002
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Numerical Study – Propeller/Rudder Cavitation of Fast Containership
By S. Lee Presented at Third International Shipbuilding Conference in St Petersburg, October 2002
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Predicting Ship Structure Performance in Accidents
By G. Wang, A. Seah, Y. Shin Presented at MARTECH, Singapore, September 2002
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Review of Risk Assessment for FPSO Structural Design
By A.J. Fyfe, P. Frieze, X. Wang, J. Spencer Presented at OMAE 2002, Oslo, June 2002
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Risk Assessment of FPSOs with Emphasis on Collision
By T. Moan, J. Amdahl, X. Wang, J. Spencer Presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, Boston, September 2002
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Risk and Reliability Applications to Marine Classification
By J. Ballesio, D. Diettrich Presented at European Safety & Reliability ESREL 2002, Lyon, France, March 2002
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Taylor Series Applied for Probabilistic Presentation of the Geometric Properties of Structural Profiles
By L. Ivanov Presented at Second Annual Probabilistic Methods Conference, Newport Beach, CA, June 2002
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Estimation of Corrosion Rates of Structural Members in Oil Tankers
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Experience-Based Data for FPSO Structural Design
By G. Wang, R. Spong Presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2003
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Global Performance and Mooring Analysis of a Truss Spar
By T. Liu, X. Chen, J. Wu, K. Huang
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Human Factors Engineering and Cultrual Calibration for Vessel and Offshore Installation Design
By D.B. McCafferty, K.P. McSweeney, E.J. Hendrikse
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An Integrated Quantitative Risk Assessment of an Oil Carrier
By R.B Cross, J.E. Ballesio
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Nonlinear Roll With Water-On-Deck: Numerical Approach
By V.L. Belenky, K.M Weems, D. Liut, Y.S. Shin
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Nonlinear Time Domain Simulation Technology for Seakeeping and Wave-Load Analysis for Modern Ship Design
By Y.S. Shin, V.L. Belenky, W.M. Lin, K.M. Weems, A.H. Engle
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A Rational Approach for the Evaluation of Fatigue Strength of FPSO Structures
By G. Tam, J.F. Wu Presented at OSEA 2002, Singapore, October 2002
 
Ultimate Limit State Design of Ship Hulls
By J. Paik, G. Wang, B. Kim, A. Thayamballi Presented SNAME Transactions, Vol. 110, September 2002
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Application of Reliability-Centered Maintenance Techniques to the Marine Industry
By R.M. Conachey, R. L. Montgomery Presented at SNAME, Texas Section, April 2003
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Assessment of Corrosion Risks to Aging Ships Using an Experience Database
By G. Wang, J. Spencer, H. Sun Presented at the 22nd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Cancun, Mexico, June 2003
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Assessment of the Emerging Technologies for the Detection and Measurement of Corrosion
Wastage of Coated Marine Structures By S. Saidarasamoot, D.L. Olson, J.S. Spencer, G. Wang Presented at the 22nd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Cancun, Mexico, June 2003
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Chimera RANS Simulation of Propeller-Ship Interactions Including Crash-Astern Conditions
By H. Chen, S. Lee
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Consideration of Collision and Contact Damage Risks in FPSO Structural Designs
By G. Wang, D. Jiang, Y. Shin Presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2003
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A Coupled RANS/VLM Approach for Multi-Component Propulsor Analysis
By H. Chen, S. Lee
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Crew Habitability on Offshore Installations
By D.B. McCafferty, K.P. McSweeney, C.C. Baker Presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2003
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Design Concerns in Propulsion Shafting Alignment
By D. Šverko
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Development of Reliability Based Classification Rules for Tankers
By J.S. Spencer, P.H. Wirsching, X. Wang, A.E. Mansour
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An Efficient Numerical Method for the Solution of Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Impact Problems
By K. Booki, Y.S. Shin
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Probabilistic Analysis of Roll Parametric Resonance in Head Seas
By V.L. Belenky, K.M Weems, W.M. Lin, J.R. Paulling
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Probabilistic Evaluation of Hull Structure Renewals for Aging Ships
By L. Ivanov, J. Spencer, G. Wang
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A Quantitative Risk Assessment Model for Oil Tankers
By R.B Cross, J.E. Ballesio
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Sensitivity of Fatigue Assessment to the Use of Different Reference S-N Curves
By X. Wang, Z. Cheng Presented at the 22nd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Cancun, Mexico, June 2003
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Shaft Alignment Optimization with Genetic Algorithms
By D. Šverko
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Sloshing Impact of LNG Cargoes in Membrane Containment Systems in the Partially Filled Condition
By Y. Shin, J.W. Kim, H. Lee, C. Hwang
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A Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Computation for the Sloshing Impact Pressure in LNG Tank
By J.W. Kim, I.H. Sim, Y. Shin, Y.S. Kim, K.J. Bai
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Time-Dependent Risk Assessment of Aging Ships Accounting for General / Pit Corrosion, Fatigue Cracking and Local Denting Damage
By J.K. Paik, G. Wang, Thaymballi, A.K., J.M. Lee, Y.I. Park., Presented at the SNAME Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California October 2003
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Time-Domain Simulation of Propeller-Ship Interactions under Turning Conditions
By H. Chen, S. Lee Presented at 16th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference, University of Washington, Seattle, July 2003
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ABS Approach to Classification using Risk Analyses
By M. Verzbolovskis Presented at 2nd International ASRANet Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004
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ABS Floating Production Installations Guide Rule Change: FPSO Fatigue and Strength Assessment
By E. Valenzuela, J.F. Wu, H.H. Sun, T. Liu Presented at International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Specialty Symposium on FPSO Integrity, Houston, August/September 2004
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An Assessment of ISO 12215 Small Craft Hull Construction with Classification Society Rules
By R. Curry Presented at RINA International Conference on Small Craft Regulations, London, October 2004
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Concrete Offshore LNG Terminals - A Viable Solution and Technical Challenges
By D. Jiang, G. Wang, B. Montaruli, K. Richardson Presented at Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, May 2004
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Control Centre: Layout and Location Design
By E.J. Hendrikse, D. McCafferty Presented at IBC's 14th event in the Series on Safe and Reliable Control Rooms, Control Room: Operation and Design, London, June 2004
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Criteria for Parametric Roll of Large Containerships in Longitudinal Seas
By Y.S. Shin, V.L. Belenky, J.R. Pauling, K.M Weems, W.M. Lin. Presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September/October 2004
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Developing the Next Generation of Classification Rules for Oil Tankers
By J. Card, B.K. Haugland, V. Pomeroy Presented at International Conference on Design and Operation of Double Hull Tankers, London, February 2004
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Development of RCM Requirements for the Marine Industry
By R. Conachey Presented at 2nd International ASRANet Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain, July 2004
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Dynamic Strength Analysis for Membrane Type LNG Containment System due to Sloshing Impact Load
By H. Lee, J.W. Kim, C. Hwang Presented at the International Conference on Design and Operation of Gas Carriers, London, September 2004
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Evaluating Corrosion Wastage and Structural Safety of Aging Ships
By L. Ivanov, G. Wang, A.K. Seah Presented at Pacific 2004 International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, February 2004
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Evaluation of Classification Rules Related to Machinery for an Oil Tanker
By R. Cross, J. Ballesio Presented at Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, PSAM 7 - ESREL'04, Berlin, June 2004
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Load Combination for Local Scantlings, FE and Fatigue Analysis of Ship Structures
By Y. Shin, B. Kim, A. Fyfe Presented at 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, June 2004
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Maritime Accidents and Human Performance: The Statistical Trail
By C. Baker, A.K. Seah Presented at MARTECH 2004, Singapore, September 2004
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Methods for Fatigue Assessment of Critical Ship Details
By X. Wang, H. Sun, Z. Cheng Presented at 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, June 2004
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A Numerical Study of Nonlinear Diffraction Loads on Floating Bodies due to Extreme Transient Waves
By J.W. Kim, J. Kyoung, K. Bai, R. Ertekin Presented at the 25th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, August 2004
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On Risk Evaluation at Extreme Seas
By V.L. Belenky Presented at the 7th International Ship Stability Workshop, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; November 2004
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Present and Future Research and Developments in Shipping
By J. Card, J. Spencer Published in Proceedings of the International Conference on Port and Maritime R&D and Technology, Singapore, September 2003, v1 pp. 217-236
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Structural Modifications to the FPSO Kuito Cargo Tanks
By A. Newport, R. Basu, A. Peden Presented at OMAE Specialty Symposium on FPSO Integrity, Houston, August/September 2004
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Structural Reliability Applications in Developing Risk-Based Inspection Plans for a Floating Production Installation
By A. Ku, C. Serratella, R. Spong, R. Basu, G. Wang, D. Angevine Presented at 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, June 2004
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Uncertainties in Assessing the Corrosion Wastage and its Effect on Ship Structure Scantlings
By L. Ivanov, G. Wang Presented at 9th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and other Floating Structures (PRADS 2004), Luebeck-Travemuende, Germany, September 2004
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Using Nonlinear Finite Element Method to Design Ship Structures for Ice Loads
By G. Wang, C. Wiernicki Presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., September/October 2004
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Effect of the Hull Deflections on Propulsion System Bearing Loading
Davor Sverko, ABS; Presented at CIMAC, Vienna, Austria
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Engineering Practice on Ice Propeller Strength Assessment Based on IACS Polar Ice Rule – URI3
S.K. Lee, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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Extreme Load and Fatigue Damage on FPSO in Combined Waves and Swells
B. Kim, X. Wang, Y. Shin, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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Fatigue Assessment of Aluminium Ship Details by Hot-Spot Stress Approach
Baard W. Tveiten, SINTEF; Xiaozhi Wang, ABS; Stig Berge, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Presented at SNAME 2007, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
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Fire Risk Assessment of Gas Turbine Propulsion System for LNG Carriers
Kiho Moon, Seok-Ryong Song, Jorge Ballesio, Gary Fitzgerald, Gregory Knight; Gyeongju, South Korea; Presented at World Conference on Safety of Oil and Gas Industry (WCOGI) 2007
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Habitability: Setting Criteria Fit for Humans
Cliff Baker, Denise McCafferty and Kevin McSweeney, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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Intact & Damage Stability of Ships & Floating Offshore Structures - Bridging the Gap
V. Belenky at al, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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A Literature Review of Risk Assessment of Ship-FPSO Collisions
G. Wang, Preben Pedersen; San Diego, CA; Presented at OMAE 2007, San Diego, CA
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Mesh Size Effects in Stimulating Ductile Fracture of Metals
Y. Li, D. G. Karr, University of Michigan; Ge Wang, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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It's Not Just A Matter of Size
P. Tang-Jensen, W. (Bill) Shi; Presented at Boxship 2007, Hamburg, Germany, October 2007
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Offshore Support Vessels – Ripe for an Independent Regulatory Regime
Francis Tang, AK Seah and WF Cheung; Presented at Offshore Support Journal, Singapore, September 2007
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On Performance-Based Criteria for Intact Stability
V. Belenky, J. Otto de Kat (Maersk A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark), N. Umeda (Osaka University, Osaka, Japan); Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, TX, October 2007
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Probabilistic Analysis of Hull Girder Stresses Using Monte Carlo Simulation and Analytical Approaches
L. Ivanov, G. Wang, Joe Foster, Memorial University, Newfoundland, Canada; San Diego, CA; Presented at OMAE 2007, San Diego, CA
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Range of Stability Applied to the Internal Subdivision of Jack-up Lessons Learned
J. Andrew Breuer, J. Rousseau, K. Sjölund; Presented at Eleventh International Conferenc, The Jack-Up Platform, Design, Construction & Operation
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Response-Based Evaluation of Design Sloshing Load for Membrane-Type LNG Carriers
J. Kim & K. Kim; San Diego, CA; Presented at OMAE 2007, San Diego, CA
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Review of American Bureau of Shipping’s Guide for Vessels Operating in Low Temperature Environments
Robert M. Conachey, Ge Wang, Cliff Baker, Rocio Miguez, Keith Lilly, ABS; Presented at Design and Construction of Vessels Operating in Low Temperature Environments Conference, RINA, London, UK
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Risk-Based Classification of Offshore Production Systems
Matt Tremblay, Jorge Ballesio, Bret Montaruli, ABS; Presented at OTC 2007, Houston, TX
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Risk-Based Strategies for the Next Generation of Maintenance and Inspection Programs
C. Serratella, B. Conachey, G. Wang, ABS; Presented at Int. Symposium on Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection, Athens, Greece
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Ship Design Considerations for Safety and Environmental Protection of Arctic Waters - Learning from Past Experience
K. Tikka, ABS; K. Riska, ILS Oy; S. Liu, ABS; Presented at Int. Symposium on Maritime Safety, Security and Environmental Protection, Athens, Greece
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Using Numerical Simulation to Analyze Ship Collision
By F. Wu, R. Spong, G. Wang Presented at ICCGS 2004, 3rd International Conference on Collision and Grounding of Ships, Izu, Japan, October 2004
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ABS Development of a Guide for Compressed Natural Gas Carriers
By P. Rynn, H. Patel, J. Gaughan Presented at ISOPE 2005 conference, Seoul, Korea, June 2005
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Accident Database Review of Human Element Concerns: What Do the Results Mean for Classification?
By C. C. Baker, D. B. McCafferty Presented at Human Factors in Ship Design, Safety and Operation, London, February 2005
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The Application of the Classification Process to Government Vessels
By Dev Dutta, A. K. Seah Presented at Naval Platform Technology Seminar, Singapore, May 2005
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Buckling and Ultimate Strength of Aluminum Plates and Stiffened Panels in Marine Structures
By Xiaozhi Wang, Haihong Sun, Akira Akiyama, Aiping Du Presented at the 5th International Forum on Aluminum Ships, Tokyo, Japan, October 2005
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Buckling and Ultimate Strength Assessment of FPSO Structures
By Haihong Sun, Xiaozhi Wang Presented at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005
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Approving Novel Concepts for Harsh Environments: A Classification Prospective
C. C. Baker, J. Ballesio, R. Basu, R. Conachey, E. Legland, C. Serratella, G. Wang; Presented at Arctic Shipping Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, April 2006
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Background of ABS Buckling Strength Assessment Criteria for Cylindrical Shells in Offshore Structures
H.H. Sun, P.L. Tan Presented at American Society of Marine Engineers at OMAE, Hamburg, Germany, June 2006
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CFD Simulation for Propeller Four-Quadrant Flows
S.K. Lee Presented at SNAME Propeller/Shafting conference, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, September 2006
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Combination of Long-Term Dynamic Loads for Fatigue Assessment
B. Kim, Y. Shin, X. Wang Presented at International Society of Petroleum Engineers (ISOPE) conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, May/June 2006
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Design Against Contact Damage for Offshore Supply Vessels
Presented at G. Wang, K. Tamura Presented at International Marine Design Conference (IMDC), Ann Arbor, MI, USA, May 2006
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Design and Certification of Offshore FRP Piping Installations
Q. Yu, J.F. Wu, A.K. Seah Presented at MARTECH conference, Singapore, October 2006
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Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Full-Scale Measurement System for a Large Container Carrier
H. Yu, M.K. Ha, J.W. Choi, J. S. C. Tai Presented at RINA Conference on Design & Operation of Container Ships conference, London, UK, November 2006
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A Finite Element Computation for Three Dimensional Problems of Sloshing in LNG Tank
J.W. Kim, I.H. Sim (DSME), J.M. Lee, Y.B. Lee, K.J. Bai Presented at American Society of Marine Engineers at OMAE, Hamburg, Germany, June 2006
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First Principle-based Analysis Procedure for Strength Assessment of Membrane-type LNG Containment System due to Sloshing Impact
Y. S. Shin, J. W. Kim, B. Wang Presented at World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC), London, March 2006
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A Flexible Approach to the Application of Risk-Based Methods to the Inspection of Hull Structures
R. Basu, A.K. Lee Presented at 2006 World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC), London, March 2006
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Flexible Approaches to Risk-Based Inspection of FPSOs
A. K. Lee, C. Serratella, G. Wang, R. Basu, R. Spong, Energo Engineering, Inc.; Presented at Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, TX, USA, May 2006
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ISSC Specialist Committee V.1 Report on Collision and Grounding
G. Wang Presented at 16th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Southampton, UK, August 2006
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ISSC Specialist Committee V.5 Report on Naval Ship Designs
G. Ashe Presented at 16th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Southampton, UK, August 2006
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Overview of the Development of Ultra Large Container Carriers: Where Next?
R. Basu, and M. (A.K.) Lee Presented at Boxship, Shanghai, China, December 2006
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Propeller-Induced Hull Vibration – Analytical Methods
S.K. Lee, M. Liao, S. Wang Presented at 2nd Annual Ship Noise & Vibration conference, London, UK, June 2006
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Rating-Based Maneuverability Standards
V. Belenky, J. Falzarano Presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, October 2006
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Rational Approach to Integrate the Design of Propulsion Power and Propeller Strength for Ice Ships
S.K. Lee Presented at SNAME ICETECH conference, Banff, Canada, July 2006
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Recent Advances in Structural Design of Ice-Strengthened Vessels
G. Wang, S. Liu, K. Riska Presented at SNAME ICETECHconference, Banff, Canada, July 2006
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Shaft Alignment Optimization
D. Sverko; Conference/Publisher: 17th Symposium on Theory and Practice of Presented at Shipbuilding conference, Opatija, Croatia, October 2006
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A Solution to Robust Shaft Alignment
D. Sverko Presented at SNAME Propeller/Shafting conference, Virginia Beach, VA, USA, September 2006
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Strength Assessment of Membrane-Type LNG Containment System
B. Wang, J.W. Kim, Y. Shin Presented at RINA International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology (ICSOT) on LNG conference, Busan, Korea, September 2006
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Simulation Technology for Offshore and Marine Hydrodynamics - Status Review and Emerging Capabilities
S.K. Lee & A.K. Seah, ABS; Presented at MTEC 2007, Singapore
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Methodologies on Hull Girder Ultimate Strength Assessment of FPSOs
Xiaozhi Wang, Haihong Sun, Tetsuya Yao, Masahiko Fujikubo, Roger Basu Presented at OMAE 2008 Estoril, Portugal June 15 - 20, 2008
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On the Ship’s Trimming using Moments of the Gravity and Buoyancy Forces of High Order
L. Ivanov, ABS; J. Kokarakis Presented at 2nd International Symp. on Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection (SSE08) Athens, Greece September 17-18, 2008
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Predicting Reduction of Tankers' Hull Girder Section Modulii
G. Wang, L.Ivanov, A.K. Seah Presented at Pacific 2008 International Maritime Conference Sydney, Australia January 29-31, 2008
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Probabilistic Presentation of the Still Water Loads. Which Way Ahead?
L. Ivanov, G. Wang, ABS Presented at OMAE 2008 Estoril, Portugal June 15-20, 2008
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Structural Integrity Assessment of Cargo Containment Systems in Arctic LNG Carriers under Ice Loads
JinChil Kwon, ByungYeong Jeon, JaeHyun Kim, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.; Bo Wang, Han Yu, Roger Basu, Hoseong Lee, American Bureau of Shipping; Claude Daley, Memorial University, St.John’s, Canada; Andrew Kendrick, BMT Fleet Technology Ltd
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Structural Response of Cargo Containment Systems in LNG Carriers under Ice Loads
Bo Wang and Claude Daley (Canada) Presented at ICETECH 2008 Banff, Alberta, Canada July 20-23, 2008
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Time-Varying Ultimate Strength of Aging Tanker Deck Plate Considering Corrosion Effect
J. Guo, G. Wang and L. Ivanov - ABS; A. Perakis, University of Michigan Presented at Journal of Marine Structures 2008
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The Development of Common Structural Rules for Tankers
By Gary E. Horn Presented at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, TX, USA, October 2005
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Development of Machinery Survey Requirements Based on Reliability-Centered Maintenance
By Robert M. Conachey Presented at 2005 SNAME Marine Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, TX, USA October 2005
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Dynamic Loading Approach for Structural Evaluation of Ultra Large Container Carriers
By Bill Shi, Donald Liu, Christopher Wiernicki Presented at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005
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Fatigue Design Factors and Safety Level Implied in Fatigue Design of Offshore Structures
By Xiaozhi Wang, Zhan Cheng, Paul H. Wirsching, Haihong Sun Presented at OMAE 2005, 24th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic, Engineering, Halkidiki, Greece, June 2005
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Hull Deflections Shaft Alignment Interaction, a Case Study
By Davor Šverko Presented at the 7th International Symposium on Marine Engineering, Tokyo, October 2005
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Human Factors in Classification and Certification
By James C. Card, Clifford C. Baker, Kevin P. McSweeney, Denise B. McCafferty Presented at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005
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The Influence of Propeller/Hull Interaction on Propeller Induced Cavitating Pressure
By Sing-Kwan Lee, Hamn-Ching Chen Presented at ISOPE 2005 conference, Seoul, Korea, June 2005
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Internal Subdivision of Jack-ups – A New Standard to Resolve an Old Concern
By J. Andrew Breuer, Robert Bowie, Julian Bowes Presented at the 10th International Jackup Conference, London City University, London, UK, September 2005
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Leading Technology for Next Generation of LNG Carriers
By James Card, Hoseong Lee Presented at ISOPE 2005 conference, Seoul, Korea, June 2005
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Modern Offshore Support Vessels – Class and Statutory Perspectives
By Ahmad Sarthy, J. L. Ham Presented at International Conference on Technology & Operation of Offshore Support Vessels, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, September 2005
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Non-Linear Time Dependent Corrosion Wastage of Deck Plates of Ballast and Cargo Tanks of Tankers
By Y. Garbatov, C. Guedes Soares, G. Wang Presented at OMAE 2005, 24th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Halkidiki, Greece, June 2005
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Non-linear Corrosion Model for Immersed Steel Plates Accounting for Environmental Factors
By Carlos Guedes Soares, Yordan Garbatov, Ahmed Zayed, Ge Wang Presented at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005
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A Novel LNG Tank Containment Design for Large LNG Carriers
By Peter G. Noble, Lars Ronning, John Paulling, Rong Zhao, Hoseong Lee Presented at the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2005
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On Long Numerical Simulations at Extreme Seas
By Vadim Belenky Presented at the 8th International Ship Stability Workshop, Istanbul Technical University, October 2005
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Rationalizing the Design of Ice Strengthened Side Structures
By G. Wang, R. Basu, D. Chavda, S. Liu Presented at the 11th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2005), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005
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Reliability Based Approach to Determine the Design Loads for the Remaining Lifetime of Ships
By A.P. Teixeira, C. Guedes Soares, Ge Wang Presented at the 11th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM 2005), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005
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A Review of the Stability of Ship and Ocean Vehicles Conference (STAB’2003)
By Luis Pérez Rojas, Vadim L. Belenky Presented at Marine Technology, Vol. 42, No. 1, January 2005
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Sloshing-Ship Motion Coupling Effect for the Sloshing Impact Load on the LNG Containment System
By Jang W. Kim, Kunho Kim, Peter S. Kim, Yung S. Shin Presented at ISOPE 2005 conference, Seoul, Korea, June 2005
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Structural Reliability Applications in Risk-Based Inspection Plans and Their Sensitivities to Different Environmental Conditions
By A. P. Ku, R. E. Spong, C. Serratella, X. S. Wu, R. Basu, G. Wang Presented at Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., May 2005
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Tanker Common Structural Rules and Classification Society Software
By Han Yu, Gary Horn, Larry Benthall Presented at ICCAS 2005 conference, Busan. Korea, August 2005
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ABS’ Approach to the Human Factors Engineering Element of Human Systems Integration
K. McSweeney Presented at ASNE Ships and Ship’s Systems Technology Symposium, Washington, DC, November 2006
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Advanced ‘Dynamic Loading Approach’ for Ultra Large Container Carriers Based on Nonlinear Time-Domain Seakeeping Analysis
S. Kim, Y. Shin, D. Liu Presented at International Society of Petroleum Engineers (ISOPE) conference, San Francisco, USA, May/June 2006
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Low Cycle Fatigue Analysis of Marine Structures
X. Wang, J. K. Kang, Y. Kim, P. H. Wirsching Presented at American Society of Marine Engineers at 2006 OMAE conference, Hamburg, Germany, January/February 2006
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Multi-Scale Finite Element Simulation of Progressive Damage in Composite Structures
Q. Yu, J. Wu Presented at American Society of Marine Engineers at OMAE, Hamburg, Germany, June 2006
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Numerical Procedures and Practical Experience of Assessment of Parametric Roll of Container Carriers Numerical Procedures and Practical Experience of Assessment of Parametric Roll of Container Carriers
V. Belenky, H. Yu, K. Weems Presented by International Conference on Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB) conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2006
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Orthogonal Tipping in Conventional Offshore Stability Evaluations
J. Andrew Breuer, Karl-Gustav Sjölund Presented at STAB, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2006
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Technology Advances in Design and Operation of Large Container Carriers
B. Shi, D. Liu, C. Wiernicki, P. Tang-Jensen Presented at RINA Conference on Design & Operation of Container Ships conference, London, UK, November 2006
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Trending the Causes of Marine Incidents
D. B. McCafferty, C. C. Baker Presented at RINA Learning from Marine Incidents Conference, London, January 2006
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Use of Risk Assessment in the Approval In Principle of Subsea Cryogenic Pipelines
J. Ballesio, A. Revenga, W. Tsiagbe Presented at 2006 Pacific International Maritime Conference, Sydney, Australia, January 2006
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Winterization Guidelines for LNG/CNG Carriers in Arctic Environments
E. Legland, B. Conachey, C. C. Baker, G. Wang Presented at GasTech conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 2006
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Assessment of the Level of Uncertainty of the Hull Girder Bending Stresses
L. Ivanov, Thomas Lynch; Lisbon, Portugal; Presented at ISOPE 2007, Lisbon, Portugal
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Calibration of the Hull Girder Ultimate Capacity Criterion for Double Hull Tankers
T. Horte, DnV; G. Wang, ABS; N. White, LR; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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ABS Development of a Guide for Compressed Natural Gas
P. Rynn, H. Patel, C. Serratella, ABS; Presented at OTC 2007, Houston, TX
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The Development, Implementation and Maintenance of IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers
G. Horn, P. Baumans, ABS; Presented at Development in Classification & International Regulations, RINA, London
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Development of a Guide Using Guidance for Novel Concepts
P. Rynn, C. Serratella, H. Patel, ABS; Presented at PRADS 2007, Houston, USA
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Developments in Watertight Integrity on Floating Offshore Installations
Joseph H. Rousseau, J. Andrew Breuer, ABS; Presented at OTC 2007, Houston, TX
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Strength Evaluation of LNG Containment System Considering Fluid-Structure Interaction under Sloshing Impact Pressure
B. Wang & J. Kim; San Diego, CA; Presented at OMAE 2007, San Diego, CA
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Structural Reliability Levels in Ice Class Rules
X. Wang, H Sun and R. Basu, ABS; Presented at MARSTRUCT 2007, Glasgow, UK
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Winterization Guidelines for Vessels Operating in Arctic Waters
Robert Conachey, Egil Legland, Ge Wang and Cliff Baker; London; Presented at Risk Management in Ice Navigation Seminar, RINA, London
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Crew Habitability on Workboats: Comprehensive Guidance
K. McSweeney, D. McCafferty, C.C. Baker Presented at Offshore Supply Journal Conference London, UK February 26-27, 2008
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Overset Grid CFD Applications For Challenging Offshore Hydrodynamic Problems
H.C. Chen - Texas A&M; S.K. Lee and A.K. Seah - ABS Presented at OSAE Singapore Sep-08
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Ship and Ice Collision Modeling and Strength Evaluation of LNG Ship Structure
B. Wang, H.C. Yu, and R. Basu Presented at OMAE 2008, Estoril, Portugal June 15-20, 2008
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Slamming Impact Design Loads on Large High Speed Naval Craft
Sungeun (Peter) Kim, Derek Novak, H-C Chen Presented at SuperFast 2008 St. Petersburg, Russia July 2-4, 2008
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A Stern Slamming Analysis using three-dimensional CFD simulation
K. Kim, Y. Shin, S. Wang Presented at OMAE 2008 Estoril, Portugal June 15-20, 2008
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Structural Design and Analysis of FPSO Topside Module Supports
L. Henriksen, B. Williams, X. Wang and D. Liu Presented at SNAME Houston, Texas October 15-17, 2008
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Hull Inspection and Maintenance Systems
Authors: S.G. Kalghatgi, C. Serratella, J.B. Hagan; Conference/Publisher: World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) 2009, Mumbai, India, Jan 21-24, 2009
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Integration of Human Factors Engineering into Design- An Applied Approach
Authors: McSweeney, Pray, and Craig; Conference/Publisher: RINA Confonence on Human Element in Design, London, Feb 24 - 25, 2009
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The History of the American Bureau of Shipping - 150th Anniversary Edition
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