METHOD FOR CALCULATING FORCES PRODUCED BY IRREGULAR WAVES

A new method is described and evaluated for calculating wave forces on offshore structures. It is based on an extension of Airy theory for two-dimensional waves and uses a linear filtering technique to calculate wave forces as a function of time for wave profiles of arbitrary shape and length. It is especially useful for evaluating the forces exerted on offshore structures by a sequence of irregular storm waves. The accuracy of the method is checked by comparison with measured hurricane-wave forces. (Author)

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    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Wheeler, J D
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00057135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM