Numerical Modeling of Cyclone-Generated Wave Around Offshore Objects

  • Subrata Bose
  • Gunamani Jena
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 33)


Tropical cyclones propagating in the sea hit offshore objects to get diffracted around it. The highly valuable structures such as oil drilling and storage facilities, harbours islands, breakwaters, etc are planned and constructed without resorting to detailed design involving wave diffraction which contributes to 60−70 percent of loading. This paper presents a hybrid numerical method to solve the mathematical wave diffraction problem around offshore objects, large or small. A very large planned island has been investigated by a developed model, SUBRATA/ISLAND HARBOUR. The results have been validated.


Wave diffraction Structures Numerical model Impedance Radiation 



Acknowledgement is due to Prof. R.L. Wiegel, University of California at Berkley, USA for his comments and discussion with the author at IIT Bombay.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kolkata Port TrustKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Roland Institute of TechnologyBerhampurIndia

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