Accession Number : AD0440880


Title :   WAVE - HEIGHT PREDICTION FOR WAVE GENERATORS IN SHALLOW WATER,


Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Galvin, Cyril J , Jr


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 21


Abstract : The height of wave generated by displacement type wave generators in shallow water is approximately equal to 2piS/L times an appropriate dimension of the wave generator. S is the stroke of the wave generator, L is the wave length given by the small-amplitude theory, and the wave generator dimension is measured perpendicular to S. This relation agrees with the hydrodynamic theory for piston and flap-type wave generators over the range of relative depths usually used in coastal energineering experiments, and it agrees with data from four piston-type and two plunger-type wave generators for depths satisfhing the condition (2pid/L) 1. This method of wave-height prediction can shorten the time spent on many coastal energineering experiments. (Author)


Descriptors :   WATER WAVES , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , TANKS(CONTAINERS) , TABLES(DATA) , MODEL BASINS , MEASUREMENT , EQUATIONS , HYDRODYNAMICS , TEST EQUIPMENT


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