Hurricane Design-Wave Practices

by Charles L. Bretschneider,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1959, Vol. 124, Issue 1, Pg. 39-62

Document Type: Journal Paper


Methods for obtaining hurricane design waves for offshore and coastal structures; Energy Index concept originally proposed by R.O.REID is used to obtain design hurricane for deep water wave conditions; techniques are employed for computing wind waves over shallow bottom taking bottom friction into account.

Subject Headings: Hurricanes and typhoons | Wind waves | Water waves | Sustainable development | Wind power | Offshore structures | Sea water | Energy methods

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