An approximation is deduced for the calculation of the wave force on a fixed or floating structure whose dimensions are small relative to the wavelength. The theory discusses only the oscillatory part of the wave force. The forces on a vertical circular cylinder are calculated by means of this approximation and are compared with the exact solution. It is concluded that the oscillatory wave force on a small body in an incompressible, irrotational and inviscid fluid can be calculated by adding the undisturbed pressure force, the added mass force and the damping force.

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    International Periodical Press

    193 Heemraadssingel
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Hooft, J P
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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  • Accession Number: 00015447
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 13 1971 12:00AM