Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Wave Forces on Rigid Vertical Cylinders

Kurian, V.J. and al-yacouby, A.M. and Sebastian, A.A. and Liew, M. S. (2014) Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Wave Forces on Rigid Vertical Cylinders. In: IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering 2014, 7-9 April 2014, Penang.


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An experimental study has been carried out to investigate the hydrodynamic forces on rigid tubular cantilever cylinders with a freeend condition subjected to regular waves. This paper presents the preliminary results of wave tank model test conducted to determine the hydrodynamic forces on vertical rigid cylinders subjected to regular wave loadings. The paper emphasizes on comparison of experimental results with those determined numerically using Morison equation. The comparison of experimental results with the numerical estimations is necessary for accurate prediction of hydrodynamic coefficients. The experimental data are generated from wave tank model test with a scale factor of 1: 40. The cylinder diameters covered in this paper are 42 mm and 34 mm respectively. The findings presented in this paper are part of on-going experimental investigations intended to determine accurate inertia (Cm) and drag (Cd) coefficients. Generally, the experimental hydrodynamic forces are in good agreement with the theoretical values. The findings of this research can be used to determine accurate hydrodynamic coefficients for Malaysian offshore locations

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Academic Subject One:Civil Engineering
Academic Subject Two:Ocean Engineering
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Deep Water Technology
ID Code:11317
Deposited By: Prof Dr Kurian V John
Deposited On:13 Oct 2014 02:52
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 01:59

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