Design Wave

deterministic wave used for the design of an offshore structure

NOTE 1 The design wave is an engineering abstract. Most often it is a periodic wave with suitable characteristics (e.g. height H, period T, steepness, crest elevation). The choice of a design wave depends on

⎯ the design purpose(s) considered,

⎯ the wave environment,

⎯ the geometry of the structure,

⎯ the type of action(s) or action effect(s) pursued.

NOTE 2 Normally, a design wave is only compatible with design situations in which the action effect(s) are quasistatically related to the associated wave actions on the structure

Source: API RP 2MET, Derivation of Metocean Design and Operating Conditions, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards

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