Background and activities

Research interests:

·         Environmental load modeling

·         Structural response analysis

·         Stochastic dynamics, control algorithms and structural reliability analysis

·         Risk assessment of structural systems

·         Design and analysis of ships and offshore structures for Arctic conditions

·         Floating production systems and subsea technology

·         Marine renewable energy

·         Fish farms and aquaculture structures

·         Design and analysis of marine bridges (e.g. floating bridges and submerged tunnels)

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Leira, Bernt Johan; Igland, Ragnar T.; Percy, D.; Clements, Richard; Farnes, Knut-Aril; Martin, J.; Lemos, C.; Nedrelid, Kristin. (2007) A Framework for reliability-based fatigue safety factors for flexible risers. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.
  • Leira, Bernt Johan; Berntsen, Per Ivar Barth; Aamo, Ole. (2005) Structural Reliability Criteria and Dynamic Position of Marine Vessels. Advances in safety and reliability.


  • Bjørset, Arve; Leira, Bernt Johan. (2001) Buckling and collapse strength of titanium risers. 2001.


  • Horn, Jan-Tore H.; Leira, Bernt Johan; Amdahl, Jørgen. (2017) A Preliminary Study of Reliability-based Controller Scheduling in Offshore Wind Turbines. EERA DeepWind'17 . SINTEF; Trondheim. 2017-01-18 - 2017-01-20.
  • Chai, Wei; Næss, Arvid; Leira, Bernt Johan. (2015) Influence of linear filters and nonlinear damping models on the stochastic roll response of a ship in random seas. 12th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles . University of Strathclyde; Glasgow. 2015-06-14 - 2015-06-19.
  • Leira, Bernt Johan. (2015) Nonlinear Combination of Multiple Environmental Design Parameters Based on FORM Algorithms. ICASP12 . University of British Columbia; Vancouver. 2015-07-12 - 2015-07-15.
  • Bjørset, Arve; Leira, Bernt Johan; Remseth, Svein N. (1999) Prediction of collapse capacity of mumerical FEM analysis and probabilistic modelling of constitutive relations. 18th Int. Conf. on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) . [Mangler data]; New York, 15.07.99.
  • Karunakaran, Daniel; Sævik, Svein; Leira, Bernt Johan. (1999) Analysis Procedures for Design Verification of Fleixble Risers and Umbilicals. Third European Conference on Flexible Pipes, Umbilicals and Marine Cables - Materials Utilisation for Cyclic and Thermal Loading - MARINFLEX '99 . [Mangler data]; London, UK- 26th and 27th May 1999.
  • Leira, Bernt Johan; Bjørset, Arve. (1999) Mechanical Design. Inst. Seminar on Titanium Risers and Flowlines . [Mangler data]; Trondheim, 17 February 1999.
  • Karunakaran, D.; Bærheim, M.; Leira, Bernt Johan. (1997) Measured and simulated dynamic response of a jacket platform. 16th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering . [Mangler data]; Yokohama.