INCORPORATING A RISK ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE INTO SUBMARINE OUTFALL PROJECTS AND APPLICATION TO PORTUGUESE CASE STUDIES

Ana Santos Mendonça, M. A. Losada, S. Solari, M. Neves, M. Reis

Abstract


The paper presents a risk assessment methodology for operational limit states of submarine outfall projects that considers: the environmental legislative framework, the climate agents acting on the coastline and prediction of the plume long-term behaviour near the coastline. The probability of operational failure or stoppage is assessed enabling decision on project design alternatives.

Keywords


submarine outfalls; risk assessment; climate agents; Monte Carlo

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