As it is mentioned in the previous chapter, wave and wind are the main sources of environmental loads. The first step in performing rational structural dynamic analysis to find load-effects is setting realistic environmental conditions. The most important for renewable offshore energy structures are the wind and wave at the park site. However, at some offshore locations, other parameters may be important (e.g. air and sea temperature, tidal conditions, current and ice conditions); some of those are mentioned in the previous chapter.
This is a book chapter in Offshore Energy Structures: For Wind Power, Wave Energy and Hybrid Marine Platforms.