This paper summarizes the results of experimental tests conducted at the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) in the framework of the EU-IHP-ARI project Wave Forces on an Array of Circular Cylinders: Experimental Investigation on the Higher- Order Near Trapping. The aim of this research project was to study in detail the so-called near trapping, and specifically the 2nd-order near trapping. This phenomenon regards diffraction effects on TLP-like structures in waves or, in general, on arrays of vertical cylinders that encircle a portion of free surface (inner domain). The result of the wave-structure interaction is a rather large amplification of the oscillations of the free surface in the inner domain. These magnifications are particularly large at the fluid-body interface with associated, large induced pressures; they show their maximum effect for specific ratios of the column radius a to the incident wavelength (diffraction parameter ka) and of the column radius to the distance between the column axis d (a/d parameter). First-order near trappingoccurs at the incident wave frequency, while 2nd-order near trappingis a double-frequency phenomenon that is expected to occur when double-frequency component waves exhibit a wavelength comparable to that of linear waves giving 1st-order near trapping. The paper describes the set-up of the experiments and the tests conducted, and finally presents the most meaningful results obtained. The behavior Vs ka of in-line and crosswise forces on the cylinders, of the wave run-up and of the free-surface oscillations at selected locations in the inner domain shows clearly the occurrence of the 2nd-order near trappingphenomenon with notable magnification factors.

Run-up and Wave Forces on an Array of Vertical Circular Cilinders: Experimental Study on the Second Order Near Trapping

Codiglia R;
2005

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This paper summarizes the results of experimental tests conducted at the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI) in the framework of the EU-IHP-ARI project Wave Forces on an Array of Circular Cylinders: Experimental Investigation on the Higher- Order Near Trapping. The aim of this research project was to study in detail the so-called near trapping, and specifically the 2nd-order near trapping. This phenomenon regards diffraction effects on TLP-like structures in waves or, in general, on arrays of vertical cylinders that encircle a portion of free surface (inner domain). The result of the wave-structure interaction is a rather large amplification of the oscillations of the free surface in the inner domain. These magnifications are particularly large at the fluid-body interface with associated, large induced pressures; they show their maximum effect for specific ratios of the column radius a to the incident wavelength (diffraction parameter ka) and of the column radius to the distance between the column axis d (a/d parameter). First-order near trappingoccurs at the incident wave frequency, while 2nd-order near trappingis a double-frequency phenomenon that is expected to occur when double-frequency component waves exhibit a wavelength comparable to that of linear waves giving 1st-order near trapping. The paper describes the set-up of the experiments and the tests conducted, and finally presents the most meaningful results obtained. The behavior Vs ka of in-line and crosswise forces on the cylinders, of the wave run-up and of the free-surface oscillations at selected locations in the inner domain shows clearly the occurrence of the 2nd-order near trappingphenomenon with notable magnification factors.
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