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


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 | Crossflow | Piles | Structural response | Wave forces | Vortex shedding

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