1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Satellite Observing Systems3 Lund University4 French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea5 Lund University
A textbook for Offshore Engineers and Naval Architects
The largest forces on offshore structures, either floating or fixed, are usually caused by surface waves. Therefore a good understanding of the statistics of these waves and of how they are measured are needed by anyone who is concerned with the design and construction of offshore structures, as well as by those responsible for the planning or operation of any offshore activity. This book describes, primarily for university students studying the design of offshore structures, the statistics of ocean waves and the significant advances in the measurement of waves which have resulted over the past decades from the introduction of satellite radar.