The forces on a cylinder oscillating sinusoidaiiy in water: II, further experiments

Charles Dalton, John P. Hunt, A. K.M.F. Hussain

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This paper deals with wave forces on a single cylinder. The wave forces are simulated in a laboratory by oscillating a cylinder sinusoidally in water otherwise at rest. This effort is a parametric study relating a force coefficient to such variables as instantaneous Reynolds number, period parameter, and d/√vT. The force is not decomposed into drag and inertia components, but is represented as a continuous function of the previously mentioned parameters. The idea is to determine how the acceleration affects the force. Considerable deviation from a Reynolds-number only dependence is noted for low Reynolds numbers. The steady-flow drag coefficient value is asymptotically obtained for large Reynolds numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffshore Technology Conference, OTC 1976
PublisherOffshore Technology Conference
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781555635893
StatePublished - 1976
Event8th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 1976 - Houston, United States
Duration: May 3 1976May 6 1976

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-3663


Conference8th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 1976
CountryUnited States

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