Numerical and asymptotic study of the two-dimensional problem of the hydroelastic behavior of a floating plate in waves

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The problem of the behavior of a floating elastic plate in waves is solved numerically. The normal mode method is used. For a fluid of finite depth, the hydrodynamic coefficients are obtained in explicit form. Numerical results are compared with experimental data for the stress distribution in the plate and also with numerical results of other authors. The results are in good agreement for not very short waves. For incident waves whose wavelength is comparable with the length of the plate, a long-wave approximation of the solution is proposed. Within the framework of this approximation, the solution is given in analytical form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-292
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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