Joint distributions of successive wave crest heights and successive wave trough depths for second-order nonlinear waves

Hanne T. Wist*, Dag Myrhaug, Håvard Rue

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Abstract

Joint distributions of successive wave crest heights and successive wave trough depths for nonlinear waves are presented. Two different approaches are used in order to derive the probability distributions. The first method includes the effect of second-order Stokes-type nonlinearity on successive wave statistics in finite water depth, and the second method is a parametric model only for crest heights based on second-order simulations. The theoretical distributions are compared with observed wave data obtained from field measurements in the central North Sea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-185
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Ship Research
Volume46
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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