Wave Runup around Large Circular Cylinder

by Michael de St.Q. Isaacson, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 69-79

Document Type: Journal Paper


The wave runup around a large circular cylinder is considered. Predictions based on both sinusoidal and cnoidal wave diffraction theories are summarized and compared with experimental data obtained under conditions close to the shallow water range. The cnoidal theory is found to predict the measured runup profiles more closely than does the linear theory, although the measured maximum runups are still significantly greater than either prediction.

Subject Headings: Wave runup | Cylinders | Fluid dynamics | Wave diffraction | Shallow water | Wave measurement | Linear functions

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