WAVE FORCES ON A ROW OF CYLINDRICAL PILES OF LARGE DIAMETER

J.C.W. Berkhoff, J. v.d. Weide

Abstract


In order to determine wave forces on a row of three cylindrical piles (Figure 2), a numerical computation procedure was applied using a solution of the Helmholz equation, in which the scattered wave field is described as the result of a series of singular sources located along the circumference of the pile [^Berkhoff, 1976, reference lj . Results of the computations were verified by means of model experiments, using both regular and irregular waves. It is shown that for the two pile geometries, included in the study, strong mutual interference will occur, resulting in transverse forces which are much higher than those found for single piles.

Keywords


wave forces; cylindrical pile; row of piles

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