Second-Order Vertical Diffraction Forces on Truncated Cylinders

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D. C. Weggel, J. M. Roesset

Offshore Technology Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2901 North IH 35, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78712-1076

M.-H. Kim

Offshore Technology Research Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3136

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 118(4), 259-266 (Nov 01, 1996) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833914 History: Received January 01, 1995; Revised March 05, 1995; Online January 25, 2008


A number of parametric studies were performed on a series of single, truncated cylinders in deep water using second-order potential theory. The cylinders were subjected to a monochromatic incident wave field. Second-order vertical diffraction force components were computed and plotted to illustrate their variation with cylinder aspect ratio and incident wave frequency. These plots make it possible to obtain rough estimates of vertical second-order diffraction force quantities on cylindrical components without having to perform second-order diffraction theory computations. The double-frequency heave response amplitude operator RAO(2) for a freely floating truncated cylinder is presented as a function of cylinder aspect ratio and incident wave frequency. Calculations of the RAO(2) were made using the total double-frequency diffraction force and the first-order radiation coefficients evaluated at the double-frequency.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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