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A.N. Williams

Bio: A.N. Williams is an academic researcher from University of Houston. The author has contributed to research in topics: Diffraction & Plane wave. The author has an hindex of 20, co-authored 51 publications receiving 1010 citations.


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TL;DR: In this article, the hydrodynamic properties of a pair of long floating pontoon breakwaters of rectangular section are investigated theoretically, where the structures are partially restrained by linear symmetric moorings fore and aft.

117 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the interaction of water waves with arrays of bottom-mounted, surface-piercing circular cylinders is investigated theoretically under the assumptions of potential flow and linear wave theory, and a semi-analytical solution is obtained by an eigenfunction expansion approach.

99 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the hydrodynamic properties of a dual pontoon floating breakwater consisting of a pair of floating cylinders of rectangular section, connected by a rigid deck, is investigated theoretically.

91 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the interaction of linear water waves with a semi-porous cylindrical breakwater surrounding a rigid vertical circular cylinder mounted on a storage tank is investigated theoretically.

69 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the interaction of water waves with a freely floating circular cylinder possessing a side-wall that is porous over a portion of its draft is investigated theoretically, where the porous side wall region is bounded top and bottom by impermeable end caps thereby resulting in an enclosed fluid region within the structure.

65 citations


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19 May 2005
TL;DR: In this article, the authors present a detailed review of liquid sloshing dynamics in rigid containers, including linear forced and non-linear interaction under external and parametric excitations.
Abstract: Preface Introduction 1. Fluid field equations and modal analysis in rigid containers 2. Linear forced sloshing 3. Viscous damping and sloshing suppression devices 4. Weakly nonlinear lateral sloshing 5. Equivalent mechanical models 6. Parametric sloshing (Faraday's waves) 7. Dynamics of liquid sloshing impact 8. Linear interaction of liquid sloshing with elastic containers 9. Nonlinear interaction under external and parametric excitations 10. Interactions with support structures and tuned sloshing absorbers 11. Dynamics of rotating fluids 12. Microgravity sloshing dynamics Bibliography Index.

920 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors proposed an approach based on consideration of an augmented reliability problem, where the design parameters are artificially considered as uncertain and the desired information about reliability sensitivity can be extracted through failure analysis of the augmented problem.

259 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, a Monte Carlo simulation (MCS)-based reliability analysis approach for slope stability problems was developed and utilizes an advanced MCS method called "subset simulation" for improving effi ciency.
Abstract: This paper develops a Monte Carlo simulation (MCS)-based reliability analysis approach for slope stability problems and utilizes an advanced MCS method called “subset simulation” for improving effi...

254 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors developed the full second-order wavemaker theory (including superharmonics as well as subharmonics) valid for rotational and translatory wave board motion.

242 citations

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TL;DR: Results show that all three Subset Simulation methods are effective in high-dimensional problems and that some computational efficiency can be gained by adopting the splitting and hybrid strategies when calculating the reliability for the first-passage benchmark problems.

229 citations