Wave Interaction with Large Topographic or Man-made Structures
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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To study, by fluid mechanical theories, the interaction of ocean surface waves with structures, either natural sandbars, harbors, coastline or man-made offshore airports, breakwaters. Factors of natural environment wind, sediments that are integral parts of the physical process are included. For the present grant the immediate goals are to examine 1 Various resonance mechanisms that can lead to large wave loads around a structure. In the current year, efforts are focused on a structure with periodic components, with the ultimate view to studying a floating airport supported by many submersibles and 2 Mechanisms of generating periodic sandbars on the seacoast which may be of importance to small-scale naval operations.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology