Environmental Forces

  • Srinivasan ChandrasekaranEmail author
Part of the Ocean Engineering & Oceanography book series (OEO, volume 9)


This chapter deals with different types of environmental loads on offshore structures. It also includes code information regarding the loads. Step-by-step method for load estimate on a cylindrical member and an example structure is detailed. The procedure for estimating wave loads is illustrated through examples. Computer codes are included for load estimates; simple MATLAB program is used to illustrate the code. Exercise is given at the end along with the key for self-learning.


Wind forces Wave forces Aerodynamic admittance function Current forces Wave theories Ice and snow loads Earthquake loads Accidental loads General design requirements 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ocean EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

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