WAVE FORCES ON MODELS OF SUBMERGED OFFSHORE STRUCTURES

Results of a model study of the forces caused by oscillatory waves on large, rectangular and tank-like submerged objects are presented. Three phases of the problem were examined: 1) description of the forces in terms of dimensionless parameters, 2) description of the designer, and 3) presentation of a format to be used in model studies on submerged structures. Relationships between fluid particle displacement and coefficients of mass and drag were evaluated. Experimental results are given in dimensionless form and can be used to determine the forces on prototype structures in the ocean.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Versowsky, P E
    • Herbich, J B
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAMU-SG-75-215
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM