WIT Press

The Measurement Of Forces On Coastal And Offshore Hydraulic Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MAR950281

Volume

9

Pages

9

Published

1995

Size

645 kb

Author(s)

I.E. Shepherd

Abstract

The measurement of forces on coastal and offshore hydraulic models I.E. Shepherd ABSTRACT Laboratory modelling of hydraulic structures often demands the measurement of effects caused by forces produced by water movements. These are usually wave induced but include impacts between fixed and floating objects. These measurements, as with all physical scale modelling, require careful attention to design methods in order to provide true scaled representation of prototype effects. This paper describes some of the techniques used at HR Wallingford over many years, and provides guidance on how to approach the design problems involved. 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Typical applications Storm damage to natural and man-made structures, over topping of sea defences and coastal flooding, disasters at sea and exploration of offshore oilfields have all received increased publicity in the last 20-30 years. The need to generate cost effective designs and protect human life have resulted in a gro

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