Accession Number:

AD0712526

Title:

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SHALLOW WATER WAVE ENVIRONMENT: PREDICTION TECHNIQUES AND MODELING FACILITIES.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This is a brief presentation of the state of the art regarding the theory and modeling techniques of shallow water wave phenomena. A discussion is incorporated pointing up a substantial need for the modification of an existing facility or the development of a new facility capable of characterizing a realistic, shallow water wave environment by including uneven bottom topography. Beach and surf statistics are presented to serve as guides in setting the requirements for such a facility. Existing U.S. towing tanks and seakeeping basins that possess a surf zone testing capability of amphibious assault craft are evaluated and a beach design is proposed for the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin MASK at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center NSRDC. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE