## Proceedings of the ... International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Volume 2American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001 - Arctic regions |

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Besides uncertainties associated with the modelling of structures and the random wave environment , there are also uncertainties arising from degradation of member

Besides uncertainties associated with the modelling of structures and the random wave environment , there are also uncertainties arising from degradation of member

**stiffness**due to a joint flexibility and ovalization of member cross ...Page 104

It has been shown ( Karadeniz , 1994 ) that

It has been shown ( Karadeniz , 1994 ) that

**stiffness**matrix , mass matrix and consistent load vector of a flexibly connected member can be expressed in decremental forms as , [ k ] = [ k ' ] - [ Ak ] [ m ] = [ m ' ] - [ Am ] ( 2 ) { p } ...Page 105

The matrices , [ MK ] , [ u ki ) , [ H Kr ] and [ H Kg ) , are respectively the mean values of the system

The matrices , [ MK ] , [ u ki ) , [ H Kr ] and [ H Kg ) , are respectively the mean values of the system

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