Ships and Offshore Structures is a theme section as a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Ships and offshore structures are the main elements of the transportation systems for trade, travel, and exploration.as well as defense. The
coverage of this publication encompasses diverse aspects of Ships and Offshore Structures such as design principles and criteria for ships and offshore structures; some essential features of the ocean environment and phenomena relevant to the context of ships and offshore structures. It deals with the theory, analysis, design, methodology, resistance and propulsion of ships and discusses design, building, and maneuverability of ships. It also discusses design and construction of offshore structures, inspection and survey of ship structures; risk-based strategies for the next generation of maintenance and inspection programs; hull inspection and maintenance system; and
decommissioning of fixed offshore platforms.
This theme of two volumes is aimed a wide spectrum of audiences ranging from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students, Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.
Jeom Kee Paik is Professor of Ship and Offshore Structural Analysis and Design at Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Pusan National University, Korea, and Director of The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Research Centre of Excellence (The Research Institute of Ship and Offshore Structural Design Innovation) at the University, where his research focus is on Nonlinear Structural Mechanics and Analysis in association with Limit States and Risk-based Approaches. He has about 30 years of teaching and research experience in this area, and has authored more than 500 technical papers and several books and book chapters. His books include Ship Structural Analysis and Design (The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers [SNAME], USA, 2010), Condition Assessment of Aged Structures (CRC Press, USA, 2008), Ship-Shaped Offshore Installations: Design, Building, and Operation (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2007), and Ultimate Limit State Design of Steel-Plated Structures (John Wiley & Sons, UK, 2003).
Professor Paik received numerous awards and honors, including a Medal of Exceptional Merit from The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) (UK, 2008), an Engineering Prize from The Society of Naval Architects of Korea (SNAK) (2008), three RINA best paper awards (1995, 2000, and 2010), two SNAME best paper awards (2000 and 2004), a best paper award from The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) (UK, 2003), an Engineering Prize from the Busan Metropolitan City Government and the Kukje Newspaper (Korea, 2000), and an SNAK best paper award (1995).
He is a Fellow of the RINA and a Member of the SNAME, Council Member and Publication Committee Member of the RNIA, as well as Chairman of the Institution’s Korean branch. He served as a Member of the SNAME’s Technical and Research Steering Committee, and made significant contributions to the activities of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) over the past 12 years. He has chaired ISSC Committees on Ultimate Strength (2006-present), the Condition Assessment of Aged Ships (2003-2006), and Ship Collisions and Grounding (2000-2003). He was Chairman of ISSC Committee III.1 Ultimate Strength, until 2012.
Professor Paik has devoted himself to editorial work for a number of international academic journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of two internationally recognized journals, namely Ships and Offshore Structures (Taylor & Francis, UK) and Structural Longevity (Tech Science Press, USA). He is also Associate Editor or an Editorial Board Member of 10 other international journals, including Ocean Engineering (Elsevier, UK), the International Journal of Impact Engineering (Elsevier, UK), Thin-Walled Structures (Elsevier, UK), the Journal of Marine Science and Technology (Springer, Germany), the International Journal of Maritime Engineering (RINA, UK), Computer Modeling of Engineering and Sciences (Tech Science Press, USA), Marine Technology (SNAME, USA), and the Journal of Engineering for the Marine Environment (IME, UK).
Professor Paik has also devoted himself to the development of international standards in association with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Since 2000, he has served as Convener of ISO Technical Committee 8/Sub-Committee 8/Working Group 3, working on the development of ISO International Standards 18072 on the Limit States Assessment of Ship Structures. Together with Professor Satya N. Atluri, the Samueli/von Karman Chair Professor of the University of California at Irvine, USA, he is Co-Founder of the Global Forum on Structural Longevity (http://fsl.icces.org).