PROBABILISTIC METHOD FOR PREDICTING VELOCITIES AND ACCELERATIONS OF WATER WAVE PARTICLES

The accurate prediction of water wave particle velocities and accelerations is needed for the calculation of wave forces on ocean structures. The method used here is free from theoretical assumptions about wave mechanisms and hence, explains the behavior of experimental results. Water particle velocities and accelerations are considered random variables. Morison's and Elliot's data are utilized. Multiple linear regression analysis is applied for the calculation of the mean value functions and all related statistics. The assumption of the lognormal distribution of both variables is resonably well verified. For this purpose error and normal probability graphs are plotted. Partial correlation coefficients and regression coefficients indicate the importance of the independent variables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Schueller, G I
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 951-964
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1615 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1973 12:00AM