The Forces on a Cylinder Oscillating Sinusoidally in Water: Further Experiments

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C. Dalton, A. K. M. F. Hussain

University of Houston, Houston, Tex. 77004

J. P. Hunt

Pullman Kellogg Inc., Houston, Tex. 77004

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 100(3), 297-301 (Aug 01, 1978) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3454470 History: Received March 27, 1978; Online October 25, 2010


This paper deals with wave forces on a single cylinder. The wave forces are simulated in a laboratory by oscillating a cylinder sinusoidally in water otherwise at rest. This effort is a parametric study relating a force coefficient to such variables as instantaneous Reynolds number, period parameter, and d/νT. The force is not decomposed into drag and inertia components, but is represented as a continuous function of the previously mentioned parameters. The idea is to determine how the acceleration affects the force. Considerable deviation from a Reynolds-number only dependence is noted for low Reynolds numbers. The steady-flow drag coefficient value is asymptotically obtained for large Reynolds numbers.

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