RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics

Two-Dimensional Water-Solid Impact

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R. Cointe

Ocean Engineering Laboratory, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 111(2), 109-114 (May 01, 1989) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3257083 History: Received May 18, 1988; Online October 30, 2009


The general problem of a two-dimensional water-solid impact is considered. The method of matched asymptotic expansions is used to solve the resulting boundary value problem for small penetration depth. The first-order solution obtained extends the classical Von Kármán and Wagner theories to non-normal impact and initially curved free surfaces. It accounts for nonlinear features such as the creation of a jet at each waterline. The application of the method to the computation of the impact loads exerted by spilling breakers on a marine structure is discussed.

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