The calculation of added masses and damping coefficients of a large surface-piercing vertical cylinder of arbitrary section extending to the seabed and undergoing harmonic oscillations is described. The linear radiation problem in three dimensions is reduced to a series of two-dimensional problems in the horizontal plane by the use of appropriate eigenfunctions that represent the variation of the velocity potential in the vertical direction. Each of these is solved by a numerical approach based on the method of integral equations. Comparisons are made with an analytic solution available for the case of a circular cylinder. Results are also provided for square cylinders, and the application to typical offshore structures subject to base motions is discussed.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.