The Inertial Pressure Concept for Determining the Wave Forces on Submerged Bodies

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T. E. Horton, M. J. Feifarek

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi, University, Miss. 38677

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(1), 47-52 (Mar 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230379 History: Received November 24, 1980; Revised June 01, 1981; Online October 22, 2009


A new concept is presented which is aimed at improving the methodology for determining the wave forces on offshore structures. The Inertial Pressure Concept (IPC) is based on a direct, empirical approach to calculating forces. The resulting method can be formulated to include realistic sea state wave kinematics while not being dependent on a particular kinematic representation. Futhermore, the method should be as easy to apply as the Morison equation, but will allow diffraction and three-dimensional aspects to be considered.

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