The state-of-the-art representation of the horizontal motions of e.g. a TLP in random seas is in terms of a second order stochastic Volterra series. Until recently, there has been no method available for accurately calculating the mean level upcrossing rate of such response processes. Since the mean upcrossing rate is a key parameter for estimating the large and extreme responses it is clearly of importance to develop methods for its calculation. The paper describes numerical methods for calculating the mean level upcrossing rate of a stochastic response process represented as a second order stochastic Volterra series. Since no approximations are made, the only source of inaccuracy is in the numerical calculation, which can be controlled.

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