Mohapatra, S.C. and Guedes Soares, C. (2021), “Hydroelastic behaviour of a submerged horizontal flexible porous structure in three-dimensions”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 104, 103319 (16 pages).

A hydroelastic model is developed for the problem of linear wave interaction with a submerged horizontal flexible porous structure in three-dimensions. The generalized expansion formulae with orthogonal mode-coupling relations are derived by expanding Fourier cosine series in a channel width. Using eigensolutions, various aspects of hydroelastic wave behaviour in a channel with a porous plate submerged in finite water depth is investigated. Further, the usefulness of the expansion is analysed through a real physical problem of wave diffraction by a submerged flexible porous plate connected with mooting lines in three-dimensions. The accurateness of the three-dimensional solution is inspected and the hydroelastic behaviour of the submerged porous structure is analysed for oscillation modes, mooring stiffness, and porous-effect parameters on numerical assessment of reflection, dissipation coefficients, and plate displacements in different cases. The analysis of current hydroelastic behaviour will be beneficial for future design of a device for wave energy absorption in three-dimensions.

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