FORCES ON A PONTOON IN THREE DIMENSIONAL WAVES

J. Eie, A. Tratterberg, A. Torum

Abstract


Wave forces on a long pontoon (floating breakwater, floating bridges etc.) depend to a large extent on the three dimensional wave pattern. There is no deterministic method for calculating wave forces for such structures in a three dimensional sea and laboratory equipment for testing long structures in irregular three dimensional waves does hardly exist.

Keywords


pontoon; three dimensional waves; pontoon forces

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