Wave run-up and wave forces on a truncated cylinder
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Copyright 1990, Offshore Technology Conference. The results of a small scale experimental study to investigate the wave run-up and wave forces on a truncated cylinder, representing a single TLP leg, are presented. The investigation examines the wave run-up and in-line wave force conditions resulting from both regular and random waves. Surface adhering wave gages and a shear type load-cell design were developed for use in the study. Time series data around the cylinder and the sensitivity of the observations to wave steepness and scatter parameter are presented. For the random wave cases, attention is focused upon the relationship between the front and back of the truncated cylinder. Information on the transfer function, coherence, phase and total force are presented and discussed.