FORCES DUE TO WAVES ON SUBMERGED STRUCTURES

Existing theories on wave forces on large submerged structures are reviewed. Several models of simple geometric structures were installed in a two-dimensional laboratory wave tank. The magnitude of the vertical and horizontal loads on the structure by the wave action were determined experimentally. Values of coefficient of inertia were obtained for experimental data. Results of data were plotted in dimensionless form to provide a correlation between ratios of wave length to water depth, wave height to wave length, and dimensionless force for a number of different shapes of structures.

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  • Accession Number: 00019445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 7870
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1972 12:00AM