Accession Number:

AD0662056

Title:

TABLES OF THE STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF OCEAN WAVE FORCES AND METHODS OF ESTIMATING DRAG AND MASS COEFFICIENTS

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

This paper reviews the statistical distribution of ocean wave forces based on formulas of earlier investigations. Tables present the probability density and distribution function of wave forces, particularly for use with piles. The tables obviate lengthy computations and are useful in engineering design. Five methods for the estimation of C sub D and C sub M are given. Wave forces measured near Davenport, California illustrate the use of the tables and methods. A method of moments is easiest to apply but the least squares methods give more consistent results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE