Accession Number:

AD0440880

Title:

WAVE - HEIGHT PREDICTION FOR WAVE GENERATORS IN SHALLOW WATER,

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Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

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Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The height of wave generated by displacement type wave generators in shallow water is approximately equal to 2piSL 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 2pidL 1. This method of wave-height prediction can shorten the time spent on many coastal energineering experiments. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE