Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Experimental Study of Wave Forces on Vertical Cylinders in Shallow Waters

[+] Author Affiliations
Rujian Ma, Guixi Li, Dong Zhao, Jungang Wang

University of Jinan, Jinan, Shandong, China

Paper No. OMAE2007-29069, pp. 45-48; 4 pages
  • ASME 2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 1: Offshore Technology; Special Symposium on Ocean Measurements and Their Influence on Design
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 10–15, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4267-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3799-8
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


An experimental study of wave forces on the vertical cylinders in shallow waters was carried out in a wave channel. The wave parameters, wave forces and wave pressures are measured and studied in the paper. The study indicates that the distribution of wave pressures of the shallow water waves can be described by an exponential function with respect to water depth. The maximum surface elevation for shallow water waves can be estimated using the significant wave height. The wave pressure around circumference can be expressed as a simple form of cosine function. An experimental formula for the calculation of wave forces on vertical cylinders is proposed. As compared with test data, the predicted wave forces showed good agreement and high reliability. The calculated wave forces by different wave theories are less than those of the proposed method. Therefore, the wave force calculation method for shallow water waves should be modified for engneering applications.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In