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

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analysis , the objective is to obtain an

is not substantially lower than that initially assumed for design . The nonlinear

time history analysis is performed to establish that the structure / foundation ...

analysis , the objective is to obtain an

**estimate**of C , and to ensure that this valueis not substantially lower than that initially assumed for design . The nonlinear

time history analysis is performed to establish that the structure / foundation ...

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Ola ) , in other words , we wish to ... the EB analysis framework is similar to a

Bayesian one , except that , instead of

distribution ...

**estimate**the best prior distribution for these ( non - observable ) parameters g (Ola ) , in other words , we wish to ... the EB analysis framework is similar to a

Bayesian one , except that , instead of

**estimating**0 , we**estimate**its priordistribution ...

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Select fuzzy reasoning / inference mechanism to perform safety

particular element or component . Perform safety synthesis in a hierarchy using

the evidential reasoning algorithm . Perform safety - cost synthesis for each

design ...

Select fuzzy reasoning / inference mechanism to perform safety

**estimate**for aparticular element or component . Perform safety synthesis in a hierarchy using

the evidential reasoning algorithm . Perform safety - cost synthesis for each

design ...

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