## Hydrodynamics of offshore structuresCovering all aspects of the hydrodynamics of offshore structures, this book is designed for use both as an undergraduate and graduate textbook and as a reference work for offshore and ocean engineering. Partial Contents: Mathematical Background; Introduction to Offshore Structures; Wave Theories; Design Wave Environment; Wave Statistics; Wave Force on Small Structures; Wave Force on Large Structures. |

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### Contents

MATHEMATICAL BACKGROUND | 1 |

INTRODUCTION TO OFFSHORE STRUCTURES | 16 |

WAVE THEORIES | 41 |

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