Random wave force on horizontal members

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This paper deals with wave force on a horizontal structural member located near still-water level. The waves are treated as unidirectional long-crested deep-water zero-mean Gaussian random waves of arbitrary bandwidth propagating perpendicular to the axis of the member. The forces considered are the slamming, drag, inertial and buoyancy forces. The effect of intermittent submergence of the member in water due to fluctuation of the wave surface is also considered. The statistical properties obtained are the mean value, mean square value and spectrum of wave force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-218
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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