LIFT AND DRAG FORCES DUE TO WAVE ACTION ON ELEVATED PLATFORMS

The study was conducted for the purpose of describing lift and drag forces exerted upon a structure with plane vertical sides and a horizontal bottom by shallow water waves which approach the structure with normal incidence and pass beneath it. Results of the study are presented in graphical form. Some degree of generalization is achieved through the relation of dimensionless parameters, which contain physical quantities pertinent to the problem. The graphs show maximum and minimum relative values of lift force and values of drag force for various values of relative wave height, relative clearance, relative width of structure, and relative length of structure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Denson, K H
    • Priest, M S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 495-500
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1559 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM