The experiment is carried out to investigate the motion responses of the tunnel element in the immersion under wave actions and the tensions acting on the controlling cables of its immersing system. The CCD camera is utilized in the experiment to record the motion displacements of the tunnel element during its interaction with waves. The time series of motion responses, i.e. sway, heave and roll of the tunnel element and cable tensions are presented. The results of motion responses of the tunnel element against relative wave height H/h, relative width B/L and relative immersing depth d/h are given. Furthermore, the measured cable tensions are analyzed and the phase relation between waves and cable tensions is also discussed.
- Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
Experimental Investigation on Immersion of Tunnel Element
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Chen, Z, Wang, Y, Wang, G, & Hou, Y. "Experimental Investigation on Immersion of Tunnel Element." Proceedings of the ASME 2009 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 4: Ocean Engineering; Ocean Renewable Energy; Ocean Space Utilization, Parts A and B. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. May 31–June 5, 2009. pp. 27-34. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2009-79073
Download citation file: