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Name : Dr Paul A. Frieze
Current Position : Offshore Structural Consultant
Nationality : Australian [ Permanent UK Resident]
Date of Birth : 3rd December 1943
Key Data:              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 and  approaches.

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.