The joint probabilistic models (JPM) of the environmental parameters of wave, wind and current are nowadays extremely needed in order to perform reliability analyses of offshore structures. These JPM are also essential steps for the design of offshore structures based on long-term statistics and to perform dynamic response analysis of floating units that are strongly dependent on the directionality of the environmental actions, such as turret-moored FPSOs. Recently, some JPM have been proposed in the literature to represent the joint statistics of a reduced number of environmental parameters. However, it is difficult to find a practical and fully operational model taking into account the complete statistical dependence among all the environmental parameters intensities and their correspondent directions. In this paper, it is presented a straightforward methodology, based on the Nataf transformation, to create a JPM of the environmental parameters taking into account the dependence between the intensity and direction of all variables. The proposed model considers the statistical dependence of ten short-term variables: the significant wave height, peak period and direction of the sea waves, the significant wave height, peak period and direction of the swell waves, the amplitude and direction of the 1-h wind velocity and, finally, the amplitude and direction of the surface current velocity. The statistical dependence between them is evaluated using concepts of linear-linear, linear-circular and circular-circular variables correlation. Some results of the proposed JPM methodology are presented based on simultaneous environmental data gathered in a location offshore Brazil.

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