Accession Number : AD0726011

Title :   Preliminary Report on an Analysis of Project II Data (Wave Forces on a Pile), Hurricane Carla, Gulf of Mexico.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Abdel-Aal,Farouk M. ; Wiegel,R. L.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : During 1960-1963 a consortium of oil companies obtained measurements of the forces exerted by surface water waves on one of the legs of a pile supported offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico (see for example, Trasher and Aagard, 1969). The raw data on magnetic tapes and microfilms have been deposited with the National Oceanographic Data Center. Copies of these data were obtained in order to attempt to analyze them using the statistical methods developed by Borgman (1967), and to try to obtain prototype information of the 'lift forces' associated with the formation of eddies. Here the term lift forces refers to the horizontal force normal to the direction of wave advance. The study presented herein is a preliminary attempt to analyze the wave force data measured during Hurricane Carla in 1961. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, FORCE(MECHANICS)), (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, *MEXICO GULF), SUPPORTS, DRILLING, STABILIZED PLATFORMS, PRESSURE, PARTICLES, DRAG, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POWER SPECTRA, DYNAMOMETERS, TRANSDUCERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE