Extreme Waves and Loadings on Floating Vessels

  • Daniel Hoffman
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 8)


The application of extreme wave data in the design and operation of floating vessels is discussed and the concept is defined. Sources of extreme wave data and its possible application as input to vessel performance assessment are evaluated and it is suggested that the design and operation of floating vessels should be based on extreme loads and responses rather than just wave heights. Several techniques available are cited and illustrations of typical representations for such data are shown. A technique referred to as an equivalent wave approach is discussed as a combination of the extreme wave and load approaches.


Wave Height Significant Wave Height Wave Spectrum Wave Data Extreme Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Hoffman
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  1. 1.Hoffman Maritime Consultants Inc.Glen HeadUSA

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