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Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures

Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures provides a new perspective on the calculation of wave forces on ocean structures, unifying the deterministic and probabilistic approaches to wave theory and combining the methods used in field and experimental measurement.

Presenting his quasi-determinism (QD) theory and approach of using small-scale field experiments (SSFEs), author Paolo Boccotti simplifies the findings and techniques honed in his ground-breaking work to provide engineers and researchers with practical new methods of analysis.

Including numerous worked examples and case studies, Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures also discusses and provides useful FORTRAN programs, including a subroutine for calculating particle velocity and acceleration in wave groups, and programs for calculating wave loads on several kinds of structures.

Audience
Graduate students, researchers, marine structural engineers, naval architects, mechanical engineers and civil engineers involved in marine structural design and analysis.

Hardbound, 512 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-800343-5

Contents

  • 1. Wave mechanics: basic concepts
    2. Wave transformation near coasts
    3. Random wind-generated waves: basic concepts
    4. Wave statistics in sea states
    5. Design wave
    6. Space-time theory of sea states
    7. Complements of space-time theory of sea states
    8. The theory of quasi-determinism
    9. QD theory: mechanics of wave groups
    10. QD theory: mechanics of wave forces on large isolated bodies
    11. QD theory: mechanics of reflected and diffracted wave groups
    12. Calculation of wave forces on three-dimensional space frames
    13. Calculation of wave forces on gravity platforms and submerged tunnels
    14. Loads of sea storms on vertical breakwaters
    15. Conversion of wave energy
    16. Design of a wave energy converter

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