|Document ID (ISN)||108017|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report 401
||Venugopal V., Wolfram J., Linfoot B.T.
Health and Safety Executive
||The properties of extreme waves
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. viii, 80p. Illus. 62 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr401.pdf [in English]
||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.
||weather; offshore oil extraction; hazard evaluation; wind
||United Kingdom; safety by design; design of equipment; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Mines and quarries
Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
Petroleum and natural gas industry