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Wave Run Up as Important Hydrodynamic Issue for Gravity Based Structures

AuthorsLoots, Erwin and Buchner, Bas
Conference/JournalOMAE Conference, Vancouver
DateJun 1, 2004

Gravity Based Structures (GBS) are now seriously considered as LNG import terminal. When the environment of wind and waves is strongly directional, with an optimum orientation of the GBS a significant shielding can be achieved, reducing the weather downtime. However, the application of Gravity Based Structures also results in a number of hydrodynamic challenges, of which wave run-up is the subject of the present paper.


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