A PHOTOELASTIC STUDY OF THE RESPONSE OF IMMERSED STRUCTURES TO FLUID MOTION

A method is presented that permits the experimental determination of stresses associated with vibrations in flexible members, immersed in a fluid, and subjected to prestress. The method may help in the visualization of one form of behavior of buoy-cable systems loaded by the action of water waves. Photoelasticity is used for the analysis. The cable is modeled by a solid urethane rubber strip and the buoy by a floating plastic round can. Waves of controllable frequency are produced by a device actuated by a shaker. Bending and axial stresses in the strip are determined and the possible extension of the experimental results obtained to prototypes by means of scaling laws is suggested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

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    New York, NY  USA  10010
  • Authors:
    • Durelli, A J
    • Clark, J A
    • Parks, V J
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 305-315
  • Serial:
    • Acta Mechanica
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 3-4
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Shock and Vibration Digest
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM