The forces on a cylinder oscillating sinusoidally in water: Further experiments

C. Dalton, J. P. Hunt, A. K.M.F. Hussain

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume100
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1978

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