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Dynamic Analysis of Ocean Structures

  • Bruce J. Muga
  • James F. Wilson

Part of the Ocean Technology book series (OCTC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Environment, Considerations for Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 2-14
    3. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 15-19
    4. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 20-67
    5. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 68-81
  3. Structure-Fluid Interaction Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 82-87
    2. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 88-104
    3. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 105-116
    4. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 117-150
    5. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 151-156
  4. Dynamic Behavior with Particular Reference to Ocean Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-158
    2. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 159-168
    3. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 169-202
    4. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 203-245
  5. Application to Ocean Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 246-247
    2. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 248-338
    3. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 339-357
    4. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 358-362
    5. Bruce J. Muga, James F. Wilson
      Pages 363-371
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 372-377

About this book

Introduction

Improvements in the design process as applied to ocean structures have received intense interest in recent years. Part of this interest stems from the growing realization that design on a purely deterministic basis is inadequate for structures sub­ ject to random loads, which are best described by statistical (or probability) methods. This book is an attempt to bridge the gap between present design practices and available analytical techni­ ques (which may be exploited to improve present procedures). The book itself is an outgrowth of a set of notes prepared for an intensive short course presented over the past three years by the Engineering Extension Division of the University of California at Los Angeles, California. The ensuing presentation is composed of four parts. The material begins with a review of the physical environment (winds, surface gravity water waves and currents) for which engineering­ type formulations are presented. Hindcasting and forecasting techniques using spectral concepts are included. Special problem areas are enumerated.

Keywords

earthquake prediction environment growth ocean water

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce J. Muga
    • 1
  • James F. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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