- Electronic ISBN 9780080543727
- Print ISBN 9780444503800
An exciting subject dealt with in the book is the quasi-deterministic mechanics of three-dimensional wave groups in sea storms, and the loads exerted by these wave groups on offshore structures.
The text is intended for researchers and graduate students in ocean engineering, but may also be understood by undergraduates. The more complex concepts are explained with examples or more extensive case studies.
Chapter Headings:Periodic Wave Pattern: the approach of differential calculus. Periodic Wave Pattern: the control volume approach. Wave Effects on Coasts. Wind Generated Waves: basic concepts. Analysis of the Sea States: the time domain. The Wave Climate. Design Waves and Risk Analysis. Analysis of the Sea States in the Space-Time. The Theory of Quasi-Determinism. Uses and Consequences of the Quasi-Determinism Theory. Analysis of the Wave Forces on Offshore Structures. Calculation of the Wave Forces on Offshore Structures. Stability Analysis of Coastal Structures. Topics Calling for an Overall Overview of Offshore and Coastal Engineering.