Stokes V Wave Computations in Deep Water

by James E. Dailey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 4, Pg. 447-453

Document Type: Journal Paper


Stokes fifth-order wave theory is widely used in engineering practice to calculate water particle kinematics for the purpose of determining hydrodynamic forces on ocean structures. As shown by Dean, Stokes fifth-order wave theory is appropriate for engineering use primarily in deep water where depth exceeds half the wavelength.In this note, equations for Stokes fifth-order wave theory, as given by Chappelear, are summarized to calculate water particle kinematics, it is necessary to evaluate three parameters by solving simultaneously three nonlinear equations.

Subject Headings: Wave equations | Water management | Computing in civil engineering | Particles | Kinematic waves | Ocean engineering | Engineering profession | Hydrodynamics

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