Extreme Wave-Force Calculation Procedure for 20th Edition of API RP-2A

by Charles Petrauskas, Chevron Petroleum Technology Co.,
J.C. Heideman, Exxon Production Research Co.,
E.P. Berek, Mobil R&D Corp.,

Part of: Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering: Hall of Fame Papers


The paper describes the revised guideline design wave force calculation procedure approved for the 20th edition of the API-RP2A WSD and the first edition of the API-RP2A LRFD and contrasts it with the procedures in previous editions of RP2A. It also briefly discusses the new metocean criteria for the Gulf of Mexico. The revised procedure was developed by the API Task Group on Wave Force Commentary. It embodies research results obtained over the last 25 years. It is a significant revision of the guideline wave force calculation procedures that have been part of RP2A since the 1976 edition.

Copyright holder: Copyright 1993, Offshore Technology Conference

Subject Headings: Wave forces | Awards and prizes


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