WIT Press


Numerical And Experimental Investigation Of The Exciting Wave Loads On A Vertical Truncated Cylinder

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY940142

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

839 kb

Author(s)

S.A. Mavrakos & G.J. Grigoropoulos

Abstract

The paper deals with the numerical and experimental investigation of the exciting wave loads on a vertical truncated cylinder placed in a channel and exposed to the action of regular waves. The effect of wave reflections from the tank walls have exactly been taken into account in the numerical study using the method of images. An insight into the relevant importance of the tank confinement effects has been given through a parametric numerical study. The numerical predictions are compared with experimental data and the relevant importance of higher order effects for steeper waves is demonstrated. Introduction In model testing in towing tanks, it is important to be able to assess the effects of wave reflections from th

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