Application: Impacts on Ship Structural Loads

  • Erik Vanem
Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 2)


In this chapter, it is explored how the estimated long-term trends can be related to the structural loads and response calculations of ships and how load calculations can be updated to take future projections of the ocean wave climate into account. The potential impact of the estimated long-term trends of significant wave height on the wave-induced structural loads of an oil tanker will be discussed and illustrated by an example. For the purpose of this illustration, the extrapolated linear long-term trends from the monthly maximum data and the trends obtained from the extended model with regression on the B1 emission scenario will be used, but any estimated trend could be incorporated in the load calculations in a similar way.


Wave Period Significant Wave Height First Order Reliability Method Marine Structure Failure Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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