On Markov Theory and Wave-Crest Statistics

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T. H. Dawson

Ocean Engineering Program, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 120(1), 56-58 (Feb 01, 1998) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829521 History: Received April 01, 1997; Revised September 01, 1997; Online December 17, 2007


The Longuet-Higgins connection between Markov description of runs of high waves and the truncated frequency spectrum of a given sea is developed in a simplified, experimentally based manner using combined results from envelope and Markov theories. A high-frequency truncation limit is proposed as 2ωp – 0.5ωo , where ωp denotes peak spectral frequency and ωo denotes mean frequency. Results are shown to apply to measurements from laboratory and computer simulations of standard Bretschneider and Jonswap seas.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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