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Hydrodynamics on Vertical Cylinder (Spar): Potential flow theory or Morison’s equation?

Hydrodynamic loads–those associated with excitation from incident waves and radiation of outgoing waves from cylinder motion–depend on whether flow separation occurs. Flow separation occurs when the Keulegan-Carpenter number, which is defined as where is the cylinder diameter, the wave period, and the amplitude of the fluid velocity normal to the cylinder, exceeds 2. The diameter …

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