Dataset - Bottom Pressure and Free Surface Elevation Including Waves and Current Interaction



Force plates are commonly used in tank testing to measure loads acting on the foundation of a structure. These targeted measurements are overlaid by the hydrostatic and dynamic pressure acting on the force plate induced by the waves and currents. This paper presents the dataset of bottom force measurement with a six degree-of-freedom force plate (AMTI OR6-7 1000, surface area 0.464 m×0.508 m) combined with synchronised measurements of surface elevation and current velocity. The data covers a wave frequencies between 0.2 to 0.7 Hz and wave direction between 0◦ and 180◦. These variations are provided for 0 and 0.2 m/s current speed and a variation of current in the absence of waves covering 0 to 0.45 m/s. The dataset can be utilised as a validation dataset for models predicting bottom pressure based on free surface elevation. Additionally, the dataset provides the wave and current induced load acting on the specific load cell and a fixed water depth of 2 m, which can subsequently be removed to obtain the often-desired measurement of structural loads. This research was carried out at the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility of the Institute for Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh.

Data Citation

Gabl, Roman; Draycott, Samuel; Pillai, Ajit C; Davey, Thomas. (2021). Dataset - Bottom Pressure and Free Surface Elevation Including Waves and Current Interaction, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering. Institute for Energy Systems. FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility.
Date made available23 Aug 2021
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Geographical coverageUK,UNITED KINGDOM

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