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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