Wave Forces on a Horizontal, Submerged, Spinning Cylinder

  • K. Budal
  • P. M. Lillebekken
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


A submerged, fixed object is subjected to wave forces. If the object has an axis of rotational symmetry and is rotated around this axis with constant angular velocity, the wave force on the body may be changed substantially. The phenomenon may be explained as a Magnus effect in waves.


Velocity Potential Wave Force Wave Crest Constant Angular Velocity Plane Incident Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Budal
    • 1
  • P. M. Lillebekken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and MathematicsUniversity of TrondheimTrondheim-NTHNorway

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