Wave Loads on a Submerged Intake Structure in the Surf Zone

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dc.contributor.authorHecimovich, Mark M.L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T18:05:33Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T18:05:33Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23936
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6552
dc.description.abstractSea water intake structures submerged in the surf zone are used to provide water for cooling processes in large facilities such as power plants and refineries. Structures submerged in the surf zone are subject to large forces from breaking waves. To study these forces induced from realistic sea state conditions, a physical model of an intake structure submerged in the wave breaking zone was constructed and subjected to a wide spectrum of regular and irregular waves. The model structure was designed in a manner so force measurement could be isolated to separate components of the structure. The data of peak forces on the structure was analyzed for correlations with varying irregular wave properties. Using the results of forcing on the structure from regular wave tests, drag and inertia coefficients for use in the Morison equation were determined for each separate component and configuration of the structure. These force coefficients were plotted against various wave properties to analyze correlations with wave conditions. Finally, the force coefficients for the structure were used with the Morison equation and current data from the experiments to successfully model forcing on the structure during irregular wave tests.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectWave loads
dc.subjectIntake structure
dc.subjectWave forces
dc.subjectSurf zone
dc.subjectWave forces on cylinder
dc.subjectPhysical model
dc.titleWave Loads on a Submerged Intake Structure in the Surf Zone
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentGénie civil / Civil Engineering
dc.contributor.supervisorNistor, Ioan
dc.contributor.supervisorCornett, Andrew
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMASc
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
thesis.degree.nameMASc
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGénie / Engineering
uottawa.departmentGénie civil / Civil Engineering
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