Hydrodynamic Loads on a Three-Dimensional Body in a Narrow Tank

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J. H. Vazquez, A. N. Williams

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4791

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 116(3), 117-121 (Aug 01, 1994) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2920139 History: Received June 17, 1992; Revised February 14, 1994; Online June 12, 2008


An integral equation approach is utilized to investigate the influence of tank walls on the hydrodynamic forces experienced by an arbitrary three-dimensional body situated in a narrow wave tank. An appropriate three-dimensional Green function which satisfies the tank-wall boundary conditions is developed to facilitate the solution. Numerical results are presented for truncated cylinders of circular and elliptic cross section which illustrate the effect of the tank walls on the wave-induced forces. The numerical results indicate that the hydrodynamic loads on a three-dimensional body in a narrow tank may be quite different from those on the same body in the open sea.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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