WAVES AND WAVE FORCES

Impact of waves and waves forces on offshore oil structures is considered, built on Hogben's 1974 comprehensive review paper on this topic. The paper covers the general features of ocean waves, and explains the utility of linear wave theory. Because the largest waves usually place the greatest demands on marine structures, extremal statistics of waves are reviewed. The background theory and experiments that indicate when potential theory is valid and when it is not are reviewed, followed by an outline of how wave forces are calculated by potential theory.

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Milgram, J H
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00159947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG 76-19
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM