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Document ID (ISN)108017
CIS number 08-702
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 401
Author(s) Venugopal V., Wolfram J., Linfoot B.T.
Health and Safety Executive
Title The properties of extreme waves
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. viii, 80p. Illus. 62 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr401.pdf [in English]
Abstract In the safety assessment of both fixed and floating offshore structures, it is necessary to ensure that the structure has sufficient strength to withstand the most extreme combination of environmental loads likely to be experienced during the design life. However significant uncertainties remain concerning the characteristics of real, extreme, three-dimensional waves. The research described in this report focused upon wave crest heights and the potential loss of air gap for fixed structures by examining the distribution of wave crest elevations in storms, together with the directional spreading of wave energy by examining the wave spreading factor.
Descriptors (primary) weather; offshore oil extraction; hazard evaluation; wind
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; safety by design; design of equipment; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Natural phenomena