KBR goes beyond basic engineering to solve complex technical problems for demanding environments, using advanced analysis and innovative solutions to reduce risk and control cost.
Structural engineering is becoming increasingly critical for the energy industry. As companies pursue opportunities and develop reserves in deeper water and harsher environments, they must confront and overcome technical challenges that test the limits of conventional design.
“KBR combines technical proficiency and creative problem-solving with practical experience.”
KBR combines technical proficiency and creative problem-solving with practical experience and an extensive knowledge of domestic and international structural engineering codes to devise innovative solutions to complex problems. We design structures to withstand storms, earthquakes, fires, floods, collisions and a wide range of other disasters, both natural and man-made. Our services include:
- Extreme loading assessments
- Linear analysis of code specifications, including API, ISO, IBC, EURO, and SNiP
- Nonlinear analysis, including material and geometric effects
- Pushover strength analysis
- Dynamic analysis, including sea and earthquake histories
- Risk and reliability analysis
- Ultimate strength analysis
- Finite element analysis
- Ship collision analysis
Storm and Earthquake Engineering
Untapped natural resources exist in seismically active regions, and hurricanes, typhoons and tidal waves afflict offshore zones around the world. Careful, proactive preparation can help to curtail the effects of punishing environmental conditions, enabling the development of remote and deepwater reserves. Extreme weather and earthquake engineering involves linear and nonlinear strength assessment and analysis with sophisticated computer models and other techniques. KBR has the experience and expertise to design and deliver safe, stable structures for harsh conditions.
Fire and Blast Engineering
Fires and explosions can have a devastating impact on facilities, incurring significant damage and repair costs, not to mention injuries and fatalities to personnel. Given the risks and potential consequences, thorough assessment of a structure’s ability to withstand fire and blast loads is a vital step in its design, engineering and construction. KBR has the experienced professionals and advanced tools to perform a comprehensive evaluation to detect vulnerabilities and recommend solutions, including the placement and composition of strength upgrades, blast walls and passive fire protection.