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Extreme waves in focus

AuthorsBas Buchner & Janou Hennig
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 91
Date1 apr. 2007
Reading time9 minutes

Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina and Rita in the Gulf of Mexico confirmed the importance of extreme waves for all types of offshore structures. They can lead to damage as a result of airgap problems, green water on the deck or slamming to the hull. Therefore, MARIN focused its research on extreme waves through model tests, offshore measurements and numerical simulations.


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