The effect of climate change on fatigue assessment of offshore floating structures

Tao Zou

The topic of my PhD research is “the effect of climate change on fatigue assessment of offshore floating structures”. This research aims to develop and validate a methodology for projecting the effect of climate change on wave climate and consequently on fatigue life of offshore structures. In this study, the effect of climate change is represented by climate scenarios. Climate models are utilized to simulate atmosphere of circulation, and wind-driven wave models are used to project the future sea states. Finally, the fatigue assessment for floating structures is carried out under these sea states.