The oscillatory forces generated by the interaction of a train of gravity waves with a rigid horizontal circular cylinder located near a simulated ocean floor were determined experimentally. A circular cylinder of six inch diameter was subjected to gravity waves of wave lengths varying from 2 to 18 feet in a two-dimensional wave channel. Both the horizontal and vertical components of the hydrodynamic force were measured. Experimental results are plotted in dimensionless form. The horizontal and vertical dimensionless force coefficients are plotted as a function of the relative water depth, the relative wave length, and the relative wave height. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Schiller, F C
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

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  • Pagination: 102 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00024771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1972 12:00AM