Wave Induced Hydraulic Pressure by Wave Conditions of Pontoon Typed Floating Structures
In this study, in order to verify wave induced buoyancy effects by wave conditions of wave height and period, experimental studies were conducted to the floating structures of pontoon type. A series of small-scale tests with various wave cases were performed to the pontoon models. Two small-scale pontoon models having different bottom details were fabricated and tested under the five different wave cases. Six hydraulic pressure gauges were attached on the bottom of pontoon models and wave induced hydraulic pressure was measured during the tests. Finally, hydraulic pressure subjected to the bottom of pontoon models were compared with each other. As the results of this study, it was found that wave induced hydraulic pressures at bottom were dependent on the wave period as well as wave height, and waffled bottom shape hardly influenced on wave induced hydraulic pressure.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
Y. J. Jeong et al., "Wave Induced Hydraulic Pressure by Wave Conditions of Pontoon Typed Floating Structures", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 1444-1447, 2011