Marine growth effects on the hydrodynamical forces of a circular cylinder
|Temporal extent||2013-10 -2013-10|
|Author(s)||Gaurier Benoit1, Germain Gregory1, Facq Jean-Valery1, Bacchetti Thomas1, Baudet Lætitia2, Birades Michel2|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Marine Structures Laboratory, Boulogne-sur-mer, France
2 : TOTAL S.A., DGEP/DTO/TEC/STR CSTJF, Pau, France
An experimental database has been obtained in order to quantify the hydrodynamical drag and added-mass coefficients of a circular cylinder encrusted with rigid and large-size biofouling, such as coral. The tests have been carried out in the wave and current flume tank of IFREMER in Boulogne-sur-mer. The experimental working section is 4m wide by 2m deep and 18m long. The range of the upstream flow velocity used for these trials is between 0.15 and 1.55m/s, with a turbulence rate of 3%.
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