Accession Number:

ADA171023

Title:

A User's Guide to a Steady-State Shallow-Water Directional Spectral Wave Model.

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:

This report describes the formulation and use of a directional spectral wave model which can be used in shallow water. The model simulates the transformation of a directional wave spectrum over an arbitrary two dimensional bathymetry allowing for the effects of atmospheric input, bottom friction, bottom percolation, nonlinear wave interaction, shoaling, refraction, and equilibrium range energy limitation. The user has the option to include or exclude these sources and sink terms in any combination desired. The formulation of each of these terms is summarized. A description of the computer code is provided including a summary of the purpose of each subroutine and the format for data input and output of results. A sample application is provided showing the transformation of a wave spectrum from deep to shallow water over a uniformly sloping bottom.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE