Evaluation and Development of Water Wave Theories for Engineering Application. Volume I. Presentation of Research Results.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE COASTAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING LAB
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Volume I of this report presents the results of a research program to evaluate and develop water-theories for engineering application. Volume II presents wave tables developed for preliminary design in offshore problems. Volume I describes 1 an evaluation of the degree to which various available wave theories satisfy the nonlinear water-wave mathematical formulation and 2 a comparison of water particle velocities measured in the laboratory with those predicted by a number of available wave theories. The results indicated that Deans Stream-Function Wave Theory provided generally better agreement with both the mathematical formulation and the laboratory data. Volume I also includes a number of examples illustrating the application of the wave tables described below to offshore design problems. Based on the evaluation phase described above, a set of wave tables was developed and is presented as Volume II. The tables consist of dimensionless quantities which describe the kinematic and dynamic fields of a two-dimensional progressive water wave. In addition, quantities are included which are directly applicable to frequently required design calculations and also parameters which should be of interest to the researcher and scientist. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography