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Fully Nonlinear Numerical Wave Tank Computations Of Wave Loads On An Array Of Bottom Mounted Circular Cylinders

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FSI010261

Volume

56

Pages

13

Published

2001

Size

2,087 kb

Author(s)

F. D'Este, R. Codiglia and G. Contento

Abstract

The aim of this study is to analyse the nonlinear effects in the interaction between regular waves and a 4 column structure by means of the fully nonlinear 3D Numerical Wave Tank method. In particular the attention is focused on the frequency analysis of the results in the ka range where Malenica et al. [1] have shown the possibility of occurrence of the second order near trapping phenomenon. The specific case analysed corresponds to a radius to wavelength ratio or ka parameter 4 times smaller than that causing first order near trapping. It will be shown that even in small steepness waves, the Fourier analysis applied to the wave elevation in the zone between the cylinders reveals the presence of large magnification factors of the second harmonic component. Introduction

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