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Ocean wave forces due to high wind

Ocean wave forces due to high wind

Ocean wave forces due to high wind

I have to check the strength of an existing frame composed of two driven prestressed piles connected by a poured tie beam about ten feet above MSL and subject to hurricane force winds and waves.

Does anyone have any expertise in calculating the force of such a wave against the flat surface of the piling?

Your help would be much appreciated.



RE: Ocean wave forces due to high wind


US Army Corps of Engineers Coastal Engineering Manual

EM 1110-2-1100



tsgrue: site engineering, stormwater
management, landscape design, ecosystem
rehabilitation, mathematical simulation

RE: Ocean wave forces due to high wind

You will also want wind and wave data.  If no wave data is available, you can use hindcasting.


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