Dr Frieze has over 30 years experience in the offshore, naval architecture
and structural engineering fields. Much of this has been concerned
with the analysis, design, and ultimate and damaged residual strength
assessments of bridges, ships, offshore structures [jackets, towers,
semi-submersibles, TLPs, floating systems and jack-ups] and dock
gates, together with their reliability assessment. This has
also concerned construction effects as well as design methodologies
Dr Frieze's specialities are: non-linear analysis, dynamic analysis,
ultimate strength, damage assessment, experimental analysis, code
development, load and resistance factor derivation, and structural
reliability analysis. He has applied these primarily to
steel structures and more recently to plastic composite structures.
He is a member of the BSI and ISO committees for the development
of an international offshore structures code and also participates
in the detailed work of three of the panels concerned with steel
towers, floating systems and jack-up platforms.
Dr Frieze has undertaken damage assessment work and appeared
as an expert witness in cases involving damage, construction defects,
and design criteria of a range of predominantly marine structures.