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