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Title: Large-scale tests of wave forces on piling : preliminary report
Authors: United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Ross, Culbertson W.
Keywords: Water waves
Wave forces
Pile structures
Wave tank experiment
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no.111.
Description: Technical Memorandum
From the Introduction: The use of large piles to support platforms for offshore oil drilling, radar stations, and shore protection structures has led to a desire for more exact information on the forces which waves exert on piles. Measurements of wave forces on piles have been made in the prototype large wave tank at the Beach Erosion Board. Forces have been measured on a 12-inch pipe pile due to waves from 2 to 7 feet high with periods from 3.75 to 16 seconds with water depths from 5 to 16 feet. The forces were measured from 5.3 feet above the bottom of the tank to above the still water level. The maximum force is reported herein for non-breaking waves against a single pile, against the center pile of a three-pile bent, and against a single pile with breaking waves.
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