Accession Number:

ADA170886

Title:

WAVERTF: (Wave Reflection, Transmission, and Forces) Wave Propagation over Obstacles and Irregular Topography. User's Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

A hybrid element method is developed for the calculation of reflectiuon transmission, and hydrodynamic forces of water waves passing a finite near field involving obstacles and a sea bottom of irregular geometrical configuration. The obstacles may represent fixed floating andor submerged marine structures, and the sea bottom may consist of undersea mounts, reefs, and trenches. In the far fields, water depths are assumed constant but not necessarily equal. A variational principle with a proper functional is established such that the matching conditions are satisfied along the common boundaries of the near and far fields. The examples are presented and compared with laboratory data and numerical and theoretical results. The WAVERTF computer program and users manual are presented. An example problem is also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE