Wave Forces on Cylinders near Plane Boundaries

by James C. Wright, (A.M.ASCE), Lt.; Civ. Engr. Corps, USN, Chesapeake Div., Naval Facilities Engrg. Command, Washington, D.C.,
Tokuo Yamamoto, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Houston, Houston, Tex.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 1, Pg. 1-13

Document Type: Journal Paper


Wave forces on a horizontal circular cylinder were experimentally measured to determine the influence of a plane boundary (e/D), water particle displacement (A/D), and water depth (h/D) on these forces. The transition from potential flow conditions to real flow conditions is considered. The variation of force coefficients of inertia, lift, and drag with respect to e/D, A/D, and h/D is identified.

Subject Headings: Wave forces | Cylinders | Domain boundary | Potential flow | Wave measurement | Particles | Displacement (mechanics) | Inertia

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