Model Test Study of Impact Forces on a Jacket Deck in Regular Waves and Irregular Wave Groups

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInstitute Report
Subjectdeck impact loads; regular waves; irregular wave groups
AbstractThe work described in this report forms part of the ongoing research in wave slamming on jacket deck structures. The report compares and discusses the differences between using a regular design wave and the maximum wave occurring in an irregular wave spectrum, to quantify the impact load. The vertical and horizontal impact forces were measured on a jacket structure model in a series of regular waves. These forces were then compared to those measured in a wave having the same zero-crossing period and crest height as the regular wave. Test results showed no appreciable differences between the two wave types. Marginal differences are discussed.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5564
NPARC number8895845
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Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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