Experiment and Analysis of Wave Response of a Large Flexible Floating Structure

@inproceedings{Nakai1995ExperimentAA,
  title={Experiment and Analysis of Wave Response of a Large Flexible Floating Structure},
  author={Koji Nakai and Nobuyuki Hayashi and Kinji Sekita and Tomoaki Utsunomiya and Eiichi Watanabe},
  year={1995}
}
This paper deals with a large scale pontoon-type structure such as floating airport. Experiments have been performed for the 2-D model structure made of polyurethane plate and having the length of 10m, the width of 0.5m and the thickness of 76mm, 38mm and 19mm. The experimental results have shown that the wave response of such flexible structure clearly differ from the rigid-body motions. Some experimental results are presented and are compared with the numerical examples using BE-FE… CONTINUE READING