X-SEA offshore load is waves, currents, wind,an earthquake any other naturally occurring phenomenon, or any combination of those phenomena. Morison equation is used for the calculation of wave load in offshore steel framed structure. The wave pressure (Sarpakaya)for large concrete offshore structures using the linear wave diffraction theory by MacCamy& Fuchs is available for the very big horizontal diameter to wave length of incident waves (D/L>0.2).
A sea state is characterized by statistics, including the wave height, period, and power spectrum with respect to wind, waves and swell. The sea state varies with time, as the wind conditions or swell conditions change.
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Load Combinations: table format
Click the load combination cases to combine the results of static wind, current, wave, buoyancy, response spectrum and others for offshore analysis.