fluid loading models

WavetankI obtained a DPhil in Engineering from the University of Sussex in 2000. 

The abstract for Experimentally verified fluid loading models for slender horizontal cylinders in waves is available online

A PDF copy of the thesis is available online. 

Don't ask me it was 15 years ago! I had my one wave tank for experiments which was a lot of fun but broke down quite a lot. I've got one of the broken paddles somewhere and a loft full of experimental data on CD and floppy disk.