Dynamic pressures on inclined cylinders due to freak waves Academic Article uri icon


  • The dynamic pressure distribution around a cylinder tilted along and against the principal wave direction is measured. The cylinder was exposed to the action of random waves in the presence and absence of extreme waves. Six inclinations from the vertical plane, three along and three against the wave direction, were considered. The cylinder in upright position was also studied. The variation of dimensionless peak pressure (pressure maximum/average highest one-third wave height, H(1/3)) with the relative wave height (maximum wave height/H(1/3)) for locations facing the wave and at the rear of the cylinder for different angles of inclinations of the cylinder are reported for the two kinds of waves mentioned earlier. The statistical properties of the different asymmetries in the pressure traces are also discussed.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Sundar, V., Koola, P. M., & Schlenkhoff, A. U.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Sundar, V||Koola, PM||Schlenkhoff, AU

publication date

  • October 1999