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Comparison of extreme wave analysis methods for jetty design and maintenance
Author : ANDREA SULIS(1), ANTONIO ANNIS(2) & RICCARDO COZZA(3)
ABSTRACT
The aim of the present paper is to compare the results of the most commonly used extreme wave analysis methods. This
methods have been applied to a 20 year (1994ĘC2013) wave hindcast record at a grid point offshore the Gulf of Cagliari
(Sardinia, Italy). This analysis is a part of a large activity to support design, maintenance and repair of the jetty of the SARAS oil
terminal in the South-West coast of Sardinia. The results highlights the merits and hindrances of these methods. While accurate results
indicate that the Weibull distribution estimated with the least squares method appears to be the most favored among the selected
candidate distribution functions as indicated by the Chi-square goodness-of-fit method, particular attention should be paid to the large
uncertainty in the return wave height when predicting a reference value for structures operating in a severe marine environment.
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Category : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT
Article : Water engineering
Date Published : 13/08/2015
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