Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
Extreme value behavior of a moored semi-submersible vessel is investigated. There is
a need for alternative methods other than the Rayleigh peak model when investigating
non-Gaussian processes. In this context the Rayleigh peak model will generally underestimate
extreme values. Four methods are investigated in this study with data from
1000 seeds. They are; construction of an empirical cumulative distribution function,
mean of maximas, a LF/WF spectral partition and peak distribution tail tting. In
turn six peak distributions are investigated. It was found that global motions are more
sensitive than point accelerations to estimation errors, and the more accurate methods
should be applied to global motions. A tted Weibull peak distribution proved to be
the most conservative for both MPM value and 90 th percentile estimations. It was also
found that a mean of 10 maxima was a good estimation of a MPM value. Longer seeds
than three hours are recommended in order to include higher maxima and lower minima.
Further comparison studies are recommended.
2013. , 97 p.