The design of structures that must survive in a wave environment depends on a knowledge of the forces that occur at impact, as well as on the dynamic response of the system. Two typical examples include the structural members of offshore drilling platforms at the splash zone and the often encountered slamming of ships. Two of the objectives of this investigation were (1) to examine the existing theoretical models for determining wave slam forces on circular cylinders; and (2) to furnish data about forces acting on circular cylinders subjected to impact with a sinusoidally oscillating water surface.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Sarpkaya, T
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

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  • Accession Number: 00308722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1980 12:00AM