Wave-in-deck loads for an intricate pile-supported pier and variation with deck clearance

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2013-11409
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Proceedings titleProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
ConferenceASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2013, 9 June 2013 through 14 June 2013, Nantes
Article numberV001T01A072
AbstractMany deck structures are located at elevations low enough to be impacted by large waves. However, due to the highly complex and impulsive nature of the interactions between wave crests and intricate deck structures, establishing reliable estimates of extreme pressures and forces for use in design remains challenging. In this paper, results from an extensive set of three-dimensional scale model tests conducted to support the design of a large pile-supported pier (or jetty) are presented and discussed. Relationships between maximum wave-in-deck loads and the deck clearance (air gap) are presented and discussed. Results from numerical simulations of the wave-structure interaction process obtained using the three-dimensional CFD software FLOW-3D® are also presented and discussed. Finally, some initial comparisons between the numerical and physical modelling are also included. This paper provides new insights concerning the character and magnitude of the hydrodynamic pressures and loads exerted on intricate pile-supported deck structures due to impact by non-linear shallow-water waves, and the relationships between the hydrodynamic forcing and the deck clearance or air gap. Copyright © 2013 by ASME.
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