COMBINED EFFECTS OF CURRENT AND WAVES ON FLUID FORCE

Combined effects of current and waves on the force exerted on an element of a cylinder in a random gravity wave field in deep water are studied. Wave-current interactions are taken into account. Statistical quantities of the fluid force such as force spectrum and root mean square value of the force are obtained numerically and presented in graphical forms. Comparisons are made of the case in which wave-current interactions are considered and the case in which these interactions are ignored. Among other conclusions based on this study, it is shown that wave-current interactions contribute to changes in fluid force to an appreciable extent and therefore should be considered in the evaluation of fluid forces on objects.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • TUNG, C C
    • Huang, N E
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

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  • Accession Number: 00054195
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM