Cross-Flow Response of Piles Due to Ocean Waves

by Rimas Vaicaitis, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Columbia Univ., New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 1, Pg. 121-134

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Dynamic response of continuous structures due to ocean wave forces is investigated. The wave forces induced by vortex shedding are considered. The fluctuating wave velocity field is taken as a stationary Gaussian random process with mean zero. The modal time-domain approach is used for response calculations where the wave velocity field and generalized random forces are simulated on a digital computer. Numerical results are presented to show the significance of vortex shedding generated random forces on structural response.

Subject Headings: Ocean waves | Wave velocity | Continuous structures | Structural response | Wave forces | Vortex shedding |

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