This study deals with the forces on the circular cylinder, laid on, or partly buried in the bed with a parallel twin dummy cylinder nearby and without it. They were determined by measuring the pressure distribution on the cylinder in the case of wave at low KC numbers. The forces on the cylinder were calculated by the integration of the measured pressures determined by pressure transducers on the surface of the cylinder. Force coefficients were obtained for the low KC numbers (KC < 5), for the burial - depth - to - the diameter ratio = 0-0.7. The distance between axis of the measurement and dummy cylinders to diameter ratio (x/D),was 2, 1.5 and 1. The dummy cylinder was replaced downstream and upstream of the measurement cylinder. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.