Spectral Wave Modeling Technology
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Over the past 40 years, spectral wave modelling has made significant advances, from the theoretical framework of Phillips 1957 and Miles 1957, describing why waves develop and grow,through the era of hand calculations and nomograms where the engineer was able to estimate wave heights and periods for design projects, to the sophistication of spectral wave models of today that take advantage of our advanced SUPER-COMPUTER facilities. In the last 10 years, there have been numerous publications describing spectral models and their respective generation level, i.e. first, second, and more recently, third generation. To the first time user, this can be very confusing and cumbersome. The intent of this technical note is to define, summarize, and identify the spectral wave modelling capabilities that exist today.
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