Directional Wave Spectra Applications

by Robert L. Wiegel, (F.ASCE), College of Engrg., Univ. of California, Berkeley, Calif. 94720,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-303-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-303-3 (ISBN-10), 1982, Soft Cover, Pg. 501

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Conference information: Conference on Directional Wave Spectra Applications | Berkeley, California, United States | September 14-16, 1981

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


These collected papers and their ensuing discussions presented at the September, 1981 symposium at the University of California on directional wave spectra applications examine the present possibilities, the difficulties, and the gaps that exist in obtaining directional wave spectra and utilizing it in the design, installation, and operation of ocean facilities and ocean vehicles. State of the art means of wave measurement technology are presented. Ship motions and directional analysis of vessel response are covered. Other topics examined include wave directionality inferred from stereo photos, directional spectra density from air- and spacebourne radar, and surface contour radar remote sensing of waves. The Maximum Likelihood Method (MLM) estimation of directional spectra is considered in three papers. Discussions on the use of directional spectra in design of offshore structures are included. Kinematics of directionally spread waves, long shore currents and bed shear stress, Monte Carlo simulation for shoreline processes, and evaluation of floating bridge behavior are among the other areas covered in the papers.

Subject Headings: Wave spectra | Ocean engineering | Wave measurement | Ship motion | Wave spectrum | Radar | Offshore structures | Shear stress


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