Ocean Waves: The Stochastic Approach

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Predicting the characteristics of random ocean waves is vital for the design and safe operation o f ships and ocean structures. The stochastic approach to ocean wave analysis has proved extremely successful and recent advances in this method allow far better accuracy in the prediction of the behaviour of ocean waves. This book is a clear and detailed account of this developing topic. Examples of practical applications of the theories presented can be found throughout the text. The book will be suitable as a text for graduate students of naval, ocean and coastal engineering. It will also serve as a useful reference for research scientists and engineers working in this field.
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"...thought-provoking...One of the best parts of the book is his treatment of the theory of extreme wave prediction, which is elegantly set out...Ochi has done us a service by collecting together the statistical theory relevant to the interpretation of wave data...a book which you will want on your shelves..." Ocean Challenge
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521017671
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Ocean Technology Series, #6
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Description of random seas 1
2 Spectral analysis 13
3 Wave amplitude and height 58
4 Wave height and associated period 103
5 Sea severity 123
6 Estimation of extreme wave height and sea state 149
7 Directional characteristics of random seas 175
8 Special wave events 218
9 Non-Gaussian waves waves in finite water depth 255
App. A Fundamentals of probability theory 283
App. B Fundamentals of stochastic process theory 294
App. C Fourier transform and Hilbert transform 300
References 304
Index 317
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