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Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures

  • Book
  • August 2016
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 2736523

Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures provides a new perspective on the calculation of wave forces on ocean structures, unifying the deterministic and probabilistic approaches to wave theory and combining the methods used in field and experimental measurement. Presenting his quasi-determinism (QD) theory and approach of using small-scale field experiments (SSFEs), author Paolo Boccotti simplifies the findings and techniques honed in his ground-breaking work to provide engineers and researchers with practical new methods of analysis.

Including numerous worked examples and case studies, Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures also discusses and provides useful FORTRAN programs, including a subroutine for calculating particle velocity and acceleration in wave groups, and programs for calculating wave loads on several kinds of structures.

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Table of Contents

1. Wave mechanics: basic concepts 2. Wave transformation near coasts 3. Random wind-generated waves: basic concepts 4. Wave statistics in sea states 5. Design wave 6. Space-time theory of sea states 7. Complements of space-time theory of sea states 8. The theory of quasi-determinism 9. QD theory: mechanics of wave groups 10. QD theory: mechanics of wave forces on large isolated bodies 11. QD theory: mechanics of reflected and diffracted wave groups 12. Calculation of wave forces on three-dimensional space frames 13. Calculation of wave forces on gravity platforms and submerged tunnels 14. Loads of sea storms on vertical breakwaters 15. Conversion of wave energy 16. Design of a wave energy converter


Paolo Boccotti

Professor of Ocean Engineering, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy and Founder of the Natural Ocean Engineering Laboratory (NOEL). Paolo Boccotti is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria in Italy, where he has been since 1986. Highlights of his career include him founding the university's School of Marine Engineering and the NOEL laboratory for small-scale field experiments from scratch.

Boccotti has authored over 30 papers for prestigious journals such as Ocean Engineering, the Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Journal of Geophysical Research, and in 2000 he published the first edition of 'Wave Mechanics for Ocean Engineering' with Elsevier