STANDING WAVE PRESSURES DUE TO REGULAR AND RANDOM WAVES ON A VERTICAL WALL

The standing wave pressures due to laboratory-generated regular and random waves exerted on a vertical wall were measured in a wave flume. The standing wave pressures were measured at four relative depths of submergence on the test model. The regular wave test conditions ranged from intermediate to deep water conditions. The measured pressures due to regular waves were compared with results obtained using linear theory and third-order solution. In the case of random wave tests, the dynamic pressures due to the time histories of water surface elevation following the spectral characteristics of Pierson-Moskowitz and Bretschneider spectra were measured. These pressures are compared with simulated pressures obtained through the linear filter technique of Reid. The variation of pressure spectra along the depth are presented. In addition, comparison of spectral parameters, ie zeroth moment, spectral width parameter and narrowness parameter of measured and simulated pressure spectra, are reported and discussed. The behaviour of the coherence function between the wave elevation on the wall and the corresponding pressures is also discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ocean Engng, v 22 n 8, Nov 1995, p 859 [21 p, 15 ref, 16 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Mallayachari, V
    • Sundar, V
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM