
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 twodimensional 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 twodimensional, 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