WAFO -- a Matlab toolbox for analysis of random waves and loads

Abstract

WAFO (Wave Analysis for Fatigue and Oceanography) is a toolbox of Matlab routines for statistical analysis and simulation of random waves and random loads. An important part are routines for calculation of theoretical distributions of wave characteristics from observed or theoretical power spectra of the sea. A new philosophy concerning documentation is presented. The toolbox contains scripts for generation of plots in recent publications and scripts for comparison with results in the literature. The theoretical density of rainflow cycles can be computed from parameters of random loads.