Record number :

1568108

Title of article :

On linearization of Morison force given by high three-dimensional sea wave groups

Author/Authors :

Arena، نويسنده , , Felice and Nava، نويسنده , , Vincenzo، نويسنده ,

Issue Information :

روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008

Pages :

10

From page :

104

To page :

113

Abstract :

In-line loading on slender marine structures may be computed by means of the Morison equation, which includes the inertia term (depending on wave acceleration) and the drag term (depending on square velocity). In the presence of random sea waves (either two- or three-dimensional waves), the Morison equation needs a linearization in the drag term, in order to obtain the force spectrum.
s paper, the Boccotti’s Quasi-Determinism theory is applied for the calculation of the drag force given by high three-dimensional wave groups. It is shown that when a crest-to-trough wave of given height H occurs on a vertical pile, the quotient between maxima of sectional drag Morison force and of force given by linearization (both calculated at a fixed depth z ) is equal to C times H / H s , where H s is the significant wave height. The coefficient C is equal to 1.25 for narrow-band spectra, whatever be the value of z is. For the three-dimensional random wave groups it is obtained that C is equal to 1.25 for z close to 0; the value of C slightly decreases on approaching the bottom.
it is shown that the Borgman linearization is not conservative for the calculation of extreme drag forces in three-dimensional waves: for example the maximum drag Morison force given by a wave height H equal to 2 times H s , is close to 2.3 times the maximum force given by linearization.
sults are finally validated by the means of Monte Carlo simulations of random sea waves.

Keywords :

Morison equation , Drag force , Linearization , Quasi-Determinism theory , Random waves

Journal title :

Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics

Serial Year :

2008

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