Local scour around a large circular cylinder due to wave action

Eiichi Saito*, Shinji Sato, Tomoya Shibayama

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Laboratory experiments were performed in a wave basin to reproduce the local sea bed scour around large-scale maritime structures. Experiments suggested that the mass transport velocity and wave-induced steady currents were essential in modeling sand transport. Based on experimental observations, a numerical model was presented for the local scour around a large circular cylinder. The applicability of the model was confirmed with experiments. Although some discrepancies are still present between experiments and computation, the model seems to provide a basic framework for the local scour around large-scale structures. Future studies are expected on the three-dimensional boundary layer flow as well as on the wave nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1795-1804
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Delft, Neth
Duration: 1990 Jul 21990 Jul 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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