AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF WAVE AND CURRENT-INDUCED FORCES ON A COMPACT LINEAR ARRAY OF VERTICAL CYLINDERS IN SHALLOW WATER

Mohamed Kudeih, Andrew Cornett, Ioan Nistor

Abstract


Arrays of vertical cylinders are essential components of many coastal structures, such as bridge piers, platform legs, and pile breakwaters. Thus, estimating the maximum wave and current-induced forces and moments on such structures is most important. Following a thorough literature review, the authors proceeded with an experimental study in order to investigate the forces exerted by random waves and a superimposed current on an array of three vertical cylinders as a function of the inter-cylinder gap and the angle of wave incidence over a wide range of wave and current conditions in shallow water.

Keywords


laboratory experiments; physical modeling; hydrodynamic forces; cylinders; arrays

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