Closely-spaced piles are the most essential components for the structural safety of some types of coastal and offshore structures. Wave-induced loading of such piles is among the most uncertain issues in the design of pile group-supported marine structures. Therefore, the correct estimation of the wave loading of a pile within a pile-group in different arrangements is crucial for both safety and costs. Unlike the case of single isolated piles, less attention have been paid to pile groups where wave–pile group interaction is more obvious due to interference effects that affect the wave-induced flow around the piles.In this study, the pile group effect on the wave loading of a slender pile due to non-breaking and focused breaking waves is investigated by means of small scale experiments performed in the 2m-wide wave flume of Leichtweiss-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources (LWI) in Braunschweig, Germany. Different pile arrangements including single, side by side, tandem, 2×2 and staggered with relative spacing of SG/D=0.5–5 were tested. Based on the results of this study an improved understanding of the processes associated with the interaction of waves and pile groups has been achieved.
Ocean Engineering – Elsevier
Published: Nov 1, 2015
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera