Free heave response of axisymmetric bodies with a round base
(P.K. Stansby, E. Moreno Carpintero)
(Download full test case data files here: SPHERIC_TestCase14.zip)
Radiation damping is an important component determining the response of floating bodies. Drag also causes damping and cannot be separated. Radiation damping force may be estimated from a linear radiation coefficient from a standard panel method, e.g. WAMIT, and the remainder may be assumed to be due to drag, enabling an estimate of drag coefficient which may be compared with reference below (Gu et al. 2018). In the experiment without any external constraint the motion provides a clean data set for validation of numerical models.
Radiation damping, drag, free response, axisymmetric bodies, hemispherical/rounded base.
Axisymmetric floats, dimensions in metres.
The body surface is smooth aluminium.
The water is stationary initially and body is released from rest, above or below water. The zero vertical level is when a stationary body is floating in still water.
The sample rate is 200 Hz. The displacement was obtained from a Qualisys motion capture system.
The results simply show vertical displacement (mm) variation with time (s). They are shown in Figs.1, 2, 3 in section Benchmark Results. The error bars show range of values across tests and the line shows the mean values.
Three txt files with column 1 = time (s), column 2 = mean vertical displacement (mm) with sample rate of 200 Hz are: Float 1 offset -0.074 m : “Fl1-0p074.txt” Float 1 offset +0.076 m : “Fl2+0p076.txt” Float 2 offset-0.088 m : "Fl2-0p088.txt"
Benchmark results showing mean and error bars
Gu,H., Stansby,P., Stallard,T., Carpintero Moreno,E. 2018 Drag, added mass and radiation damping of oscillating vertical cylindrical bodies in heave and surge in still water, J. Fluids Struct, 82, 343-356. doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.06.012.