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Integrated Life-Cycle Framework for Maintenance, Monitoring, and Reliability of Naval Ship Structures

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In the field of Naval Engineering, the use of life-cycle analyses associated with the concept of aging and time-dependent reliability has recently gained momentum. In this regard, the U.S. Office of Naval Research supports a project at Lehigh University focused on the development of an integrated life-cycle framework for ship reliability assessment, redundancy estimation, damage detection, and optimum inspection planning.

This paper presents some of the results obtained at Lehigh University within this project, with emphasis on structural health monitoring and life-cycle analysis under uncertainty.

Keywords: Damage Detection; Life-Cycle; Maintenance; Monitoring; Optimization; Redundacy; Reliability; Ships

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: March 1, 2012

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  • The Naval Engineers Journal is the peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.
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