Wave Forces

Horizontal Cylinders

 


 

Single Cylinder

Experimental data from the GWK wave flume in Hannover, Germany

domain: 132 x 5 x 7 m
mesh: 1320 x 50 x 70 cells = 5.3 million cells
water depth: 4.76 m
wave height: H = 1.2m
wave period: T = 4s
cylinder diameter: D = 0.7m

Wave Forces

Fig. 1: Numerical Setup

GWK-FSF

Fig. 2: Free Surface gage in front of the cylinder

GWK-U

Fig. 3: Velocity at 3.83 meters over the bed

GWK-F

Fig. 4: Wave Forces

 


 

Three Cylinders

 


 

Four Cylinders

 

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