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SAFESA Technical Manual


The SAFESA approach is the result of a major initiative undertaken by 5 United Kingdom organisations with the support of the UK Department of Trade and Industry. The organisations comprise of:

  • Assessment Services Limited
  • Cranfield University
  • Lloyd’s Register Engineering Services
  • Nuclear Electric plc
  • WS Atkins Science and Technology


Contents

INTRODUCTION TO SAFESA

  • Role and Format
  • Background

THE QUALIFICATION PROCESS

  • Qualification Criteria
  • The SAFESA Approach
  • Uncertainty in Structural Qualification
  • Error assessment
  • Identification of Idealization Errors
  • Idealization Error Sources
  • Idealization Error Treatment

STAGE 1 – DEFINING THE SCOPE

  • Introduction
  • Stage 1.1 – Interpretation of Real World Structure
  • Stage 1.2 – Problem Overview
  • Stage 1.3 – Structural Issues
  • Stage 1.4 – Analysis Approach
  • Stage 1.5 – Structural Model
  • Stage 1.6 – Creation of Validation Plan
  • Stage 1.7 – Review and Approval
  • SAFESA Classification System for Scope Definition (Stage 1)

STAGE 2 – DETAILED ASSESMENT

  • Stage 2.1 – Idealization
  • Stages 2.2 to 2.7 – Detailed Assessment
  • Stage 2.8 – Validation Review

STAGE 3 – QUALIFICATION CONCLUSIONS

  • Introduction
  • Stage 3.1 – Comparison of Qualification and Allowable Responses
  • Stage 3.2 – Reporting
  • Stage 3.3 – Client Approval

 
APPENDIX A – Limit State Qualification Criteria

APPENDIX B – Glossary

APPENDIX C – References & Bibliography

 


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First Published - January 1995

Softback, 156 Pages