Technical Bulletin 2016

Helping keep ships and offshore units safe in a fast-changing world demands the constant updating of technology. This, in turn, depends on an unremitting focus on research and development across the multiple disciplines that interact with shipping, ocean engineering and offshore energy activities.

Bureau Veritas is proud of its leading role as a technical innovator. We devote significant resources to developing and maintaining a very high level of technical expertise. The Technical Bulletin is a unique collection of academic conference papers and journal articles written by Bureau Veritas’ expert staff over the preceding year and reflects the breadth and depth of their knowledge and experience.

This edition of the Bulletin demonstrates how advanced developments in the fields of hydrodynamics, hydro-structure interactions, structural integrity, fatigue, ship energy efficiency and marine renewable energy are underpinning ever better rule development, and how applied research can lead to the development of safer, and better performing, ships and offshore structures.

This document provides an in-depth technical resource for anyone interested in marine and offshore engineering. All the authors welcome queries and comments and look forward to sharing their knowledge with other professionals who share their commitment to safer seas.