Oscillations of elastically mounted cylinders in regular waves

Wei Su, Jie Min Zhan, Yok Sheung Li

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Under the assumption of potential flow and linear wave theory, a semi-analytic method based on eigenfunciton expansion is proposed to predict the hydrodynamic forces on an array of three bottom-mounted, surface-piercing circular cylinders. The responses of the cylinders induced by wave excitation are determined by the equations of motion coupled with the solutions of the wave radiation and diffraction problems. Experiments for three-cylinder cases are then designed and performed in a wave flume to determine the accuracy of this method for regular waves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-782
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Mathematics and Mechanics (English Edition)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • eigenfunciton method
  • flexible vertical mounted cylinder array
  • wave diffraction
  • wave force

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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