Accession Number:

ADA537354

Title:

Wave Interaction with Large Topographic or Man-made Structures

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE