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Influence Of Wave Steepness On Extreme Ship Hull Vertical Wave Bending Moments

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT030271

Volume

68

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

494.49 kb

Author(s)

J. Parunov & I. Senjanović

Abstract

Influence of wave steepness on extreme ship hull vertical wave bending moments J. Parunov & I. SenjanoviC Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Abstract Sources of uncertainty in calculation of lifetime vertical wave bending moment are described concisely. Joint probability distribution of significant wave heights and mean zero crossing periods is defined. Wave data from the wave atlas Global Wave Statistics (GWS) for the North Atlantic area are analysed. Extreme significant wave heights for different return periods are calculated. Associated wave steepnesses are estimated by extrapolation procedure. It is shown in the paper that data from GWS lead to considerable overestimation of actual wave steepnesses of extreme sea states. Implications of these overestimates on lifetime vertical wave bending moments are analysed. As a result of this study, the methodology to estimate more realistic extreme vertical wave bending moments is indicated. 1 In

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