The diffraction of small-amplitude surface waves by a horizontally submerged disk of elliptic cross section located at a finite depth beneath the free surface is investigated analytically. The fluid domain is divided into three regions, two internal regions, one above and one beneath the disk, and an external region extending to infinity in the horizontal plane. The theoretical formulation leads to solutions for the fluid velocity potentials in each region in terms of series of Mathieu and modified Mathieu functions of real argument. Numerical results are presented for the wave-induced forces and moments, and the variation of water surface elevation in the vicinity of the disk for a range of wave and structural parameters. In particular, the results for the hydrodynamic loads show significant differences from the corresponding estimates for a circular disk, while the results for the water surface elevation clearly show the effect of wave focusing around the rear of the disk.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • J Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engng, v 122 n 1, Jan/Feb 1996, p 38 [8 p, 9 ref, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Zhang, S
    • Williams, A N
  • Publication Date: 1996


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  • Accession Number: 00727537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 1996 12:00AM