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Title: Asymmetric copula–based distribution models for met-ocean data in offshore wind engineering applications
Authors: Fazeres-Ferradosa, T.
Taveira-Pinto, F.
Vanem, E.
Reis, M. T. L. G. V.
Neves, L.
Keywords: Offshore wind;Significant wave height;Mean wave period;Copula;Extra-parametrization;Joint statistical model;Crámer–von Mises;Asymmetry
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: Sage
Abstract: Joint statistical models for long-term wave climate are a key aspect of offshore wind engineering design. However, to find a joint model for sea-state characteristics is often difficult due to the complex nature of the wave climate and the physical constraints of seastates phenomena. The available records of wave heights and periods are often very asymmetric in their nature. This article presents a copula-based approach to obtain the joint cumulative distribution function of the significant wave heights and the up-crossing mean period. This study is based on 124-month hindcast data concerning Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. The extra-parametrization technique of symmetric copulas is implemented to account for the asymmetry present in the data. The analysis of the total sea, the wind-sea and primary swell components is performed separately. The results show that the extra-parametrization technique with pairwise copulas consistently provided a better goodness-of-fit when compared to symmetric copulas. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the separation of the total sea into its components does not always improve the extra-parametrized copula’s performance. Furthermore, this article also discusses copulas application to offshore wind engineering.
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