WAVE FORCES: DATA ANALYSIS AND ENGINEER CALCULATION METHOD

This method for calculating ocean wave forces on offshore drilling structures is based upon (1) data from two full-scale wave force measurement installations in the ocean, and (2) a mathematical model representing hydrodynamic forces on submerged bodies in unsteady flow and the kinematic flow field of highly nonlinear waves. The method is applicable to a broad range of wave conditions commonly encountered in offshore structure design. Several comparisons show that the method represents measured forces satisfactorily for engineering design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Dean, R G
    • Aagaard, P M
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Accession Number: 00057144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM