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Wave enhancement due to blockage in semi-submersible and TLP structures

Yilmaz, O. and Incecik, A. and Barltrop, N. (2001) Wave enhancement due to blockage in semi-submersible and TLP structures. Ocean Engineering, 28 (5). pp. 471-490. ISSN 0029-8018

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Abstract

An exact analytical method is described to solve the diffraction problem of a group of truncated vertical cylinders. In order to account for the interaction between the cylinders, Kagemoto and Yue's exact algebraic method is utilised (Kagemoto, H., Yue, D.K.P., 1986. Interactions among multiple three-dimensional bodies in water waves: an exact algebraic method. J Fluid Mech, 46, 129-139). The isolated cylinder diffraction potential is obtained using Garret's solution and evanescent mode solutions are derived in a similar manner (Garret, C.J.R., 1971. Wave forces on a circular dock. J Fluid Mech, 46, 129-139). Free surface elevations are calculated for an array of four cylinders and compared with experiments. Comparisons show good agreement.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4961
Keywords: fluid dynamics, ocean engineering, marine engineering, waves, Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Subjects: Naval Science > Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2007
    Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 12:03
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4961

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