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A comparison between the experimental and theoretical impact pressures acting on a horizontal quasi-rigid cylinder during vertical water entry
Van Nuffel, D.; Vepa, K.S.; De Baere, I.; Lava, P.; Kersemans, M.; Degrieck, J.; De Rouck, J.; Van Paepegem, W. (2014). A comparison between the experimental and theoretical impact pressures acting on a horizontal quasi-rigid cylinder during vertical water entry. Ocean Eng. 77: 42-54. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2013.11.019
In: Ocean Engineering. Pergamon: Elmsford. ISSN 0029-8018, more
Peer reviewed article  

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    VLIZ: Open Repository 279432 [ OMA ]

Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Water impact; Cylinder slamming; Vertical water entry

Authors  Top 
  • Van Nuffel, D., more
  • Vepa, K.S., more
  • De Baere, I., more
  • Lava, P.
  • Kersemans, M., more
  • Degrieck, J., more
  • De Rouck, J., more
  • Van Paepegem, W., more

Abstract
    This paper presents a detailed study on the local pressures acting on the surface of a quasi-rigid cylinder during vertical water entry into a flat water surface. This water entry event is an approximation of bottom wave slamming of cylindrical structures, which is a typical problem for many naval constructions. Hence, the results from this research can be used during the design of cylindrical structures in a slamming sensitive environment. The paper shows the impact pressure results of a large set of slamming drop experiments with a cylindrical model, on a rigorously instrumented test set-up using state-of-the-art equipment. The obtained experimental data is compared in detail with the governing theoretical formulations concerning cylinder slamming. For deadrise angles larger than 4.25 degrees, a good agreement is found with an averaged version of the Wagner theory. This indicates that the Wagner theory is a good estimate for impact pressures acting on a horizontal rigid cylinder during vertical water entry, for deadrise angles larger than 4.25 degrees.

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