Wave Slamming on a Horizontal Circular Cylinder

by Michael Isaacson, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Sundar Prasad, Univ of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Oceans V


The present paper describes an experimental study of the wave slamming force on a horizontal circular cylinder located near the free surface. The vertical force on a cylinder and the corresponding wave record are measured for impact by regular waves of different heights and periods and for varying elevations of the cylinder. These are analyzed to provide results relating to the maximum slamming coefficient as well as other related parameters such as the rise time for the maximum impact force.

Subject Headings: Wave forces | Cylinders | Water waves | Wave measurement | Impact forces | Vertical loads | Surface waves

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