A new method for the prediction of non-linear relative wave motions

AuthorsBuchner, B.
Conference/JournalOffshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), Lisbon, Portugal
DateJan 1, 1998

The problem of green water on the bow decks of floating offshore production units in large survival waves is an important design t problem. An accurate description of the relative wave motions around the bow is important for the prediction of green water on the deck. In the paper a new method is presented to predict these relative wave motions, which are highly non-linear. Input for the method is the calculation of the relative wave motions in front of the bow with linear (3D) diffraction theory.

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