On the Irrotational Flow Around a Horizontal Cylinder in Waves

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J. R. Chaplin

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Street, P. O. Box 147, Liverpool L69 3BX, England

J. Appl. Mech 48(4), 689-694 (Dec 01, 1981) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3157717 History: Received September 01, 1980; Revised February 01, 1981; Online July 21, 2009


Milne-Thomson’s circle theorem is used to study the characteristics of the two-dimensional irrotational flow around a horizontal cylinder under long-crested waves. Even when the cylinder diameter is small compared with the wavelength, the circumferential velocity and pressure distributions are unsteady and differ markedly from those corresponding to uniform ambient flow with similar velocity and acceleration vectors.

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