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Maximum Wave Forces: Evaluation and Case Studies

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Giuseppe Barbaro, Giandomenico Foti, Carmelo Luca Sicilia

“Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Paper No. OMAE2013-10427, pp. V005T06A030; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2013-10427
From:
  • ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 5: Ocean Engineering
  • Nantes, France, June 9–14, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5539-3
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME

abstract

To define and predict all forces exerted by sea storms on structures is necessary to give support to coastal and offshore engineering.

In this paper the horizontal force on offshore gravity platforms and on breakwaters is analyzed. Two cases study in two different locations are proposed, the first one concerns Italian coasts (Ortona), the second one is in the USA (Alaska). The results will be compared.

The purpose of this paper is to compare recent methods for calculating force on structures with the well-known Morison’s equation and the Goda’s model.

Wave climate was studied using the ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale) and NDBC (National Data Buoy Center) measurements.

Copyright © 2013 by ASME

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