Waves and wave forces in the presence of currents.

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Abstract

Three aspects of wave and current loading on cylindrical piles are discussed using field data and nonlinear wave theories. They are the effect of a mean current in biasing drag coefficients, the approximate determination of mean currents from wave force data and the effect of directionality of the wave and currents on the forces. Several conclusions are made: (i) drag coefficients obtained without consideration of currents are too large, (ii) realistic currents can be obtained from force data, and (iii) current directionality can greatly affect the magnitude of the combined wave and current loading on a structure. (A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1018
Number of pages20
JournalIN: PROC. ASCE SPECIALITY CONF. ON CIVIL ENGNG. IN THE OCEAN III, (DELAWARE UNIV., U.S.A.: JUN. 9-12, 1975)
Volume2 , New York, Am. Sco. Civ. Engrs., 1975
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

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