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Development Of A Malaysian Ocean Wave Database And Models For Engineering Purposes

Yaakob, Omar and Zainudin, Norazimar and Abdul Malik, Adi Maimun and Samian, Yahya and Palaraman, Robiahtul Adawiah (2006) Development Of A Malaysian Ocean Wave Database And Models For Engineering Purposes. Project Report. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Correct wave data is a very important input to predict the performances of the marine vehicles and structures at preliminary design stages particularly regarding safety, effectiveness and comfort of passengers and crews. Presently, available wave data in Malaysian seas are based on visual observations from ships, oil platforms and limited wave buoys whose accuracy, reliability and comprehensiveness are often questioned. This study presents an effort to derive a more reliable and comprehensive wave database for Malaysian sea areas using satellite altimetry. Significant wave height, wind speed and sigma0 data is extracted from oceanographic satellite TOPEX/Poseidon for selected area. Results are presented in the form of probability distribution functions and compared to data from Global Wave Statistics (GWS), Malaysian Meteorological Service (MMS), Petronas Research Scientific Services (PRSS) and United State National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). This project has shown that the data provided by TOPEX/Poseidon satellite can be used to derive wave periods and the results indicate that the Hwang Method was the best approach to derive wave period for Malaysian ocean data.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Malaysian ocean wave database; wave height; wind speed; sigma0 data; oceanographic satellite
Subjects:T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:2643
Deposited By: Shahrulnizahani Mohamad Din
Deposited On:21 May 2007 07:39
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 03:04

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