Laboratory Study of Inertia Forces on a Pile

by Yuan Jen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 59-76

Document Type: Journal Paper


A laboratory investigation of inertia forces exerted by water waves on a circular cylindrical pile was conducted. Both the regular and irregular waves generated in the wave tank showed that Morison's coefficients of mass are close to the theoretical value of 2.0 given by Lamb, while the drag component of the total force acting on the pile is negligible for the range of conditions tested.

Subject Headings: Laboratory tests | Wave tanks | Wave generation | Pile tests | Inertia | Irregular waves | Drag (fluid dynamics) | Piles

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