In this paper we validate a numerical model for-structure interaction by comparing numerical results with laboratory data. The numerical model is based on the Navier-Stokes(N-S) equations for an incompressible fluid. The N-S equations are solved by two-step projection finite volume scheme and the free surface displacements are tracked by the slender vertical piles. Numerical results are compared with the laboratory data and very good agreement is observed for the time history of free surface displacement, fluid particle velocity and force. The agreement for dynamic pressure on the cylinder is less satisfactory, which is primarily caused by instrument errors.