Accession Number : AD0635581

Title :   INTERACTION THEORY FOR A FLOATING ELASTIC SHEET OF FINITE LENGTH WITH GRAVITY WAVES IN WATER OF FINITE DEPTH (INCLUDING A COMPARISON WITH EXPERIMENTAL DATA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : SCIENCE ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES INC SAN MARINO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hendrickson, James A.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : A theory is developed for the dynamic interaction of a floating elastic plate with incident gravity waves. The theory is two-dimensional and assumes finite dimensions for the plate and a finite depth for the water. The depth of submersion of the plate, however, is neglected. This investigation extends the work of previous investigations by considering the two-dimensional, finite depth aspect of the fluid flow. The theory is adapted to a numerical means of analysis and a computer program is developed to calculate the response parameters of the elastic sheet for given input parameters. Numerical results are obtained for a particular plate and water depth for four different input waves. These conditions were chosen to be the same as those for which model tests were performed under a different study. The experimental results and the theory are then compared and shown to be in reasonable agreement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLOATING BODIES, ICE), (*ICE, HYDRODYNAMICS), WATER WAVES, STRESSES, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FLUID DYNAMICS, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, FLUID FLOW, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE