Breaking Wave Force Prediction

by R. L. Wiegel,
R. E. Skjei,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-14


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Laboratory data of kinematics of waves breaking on model beach are analyzed and resulting water particle velocities and accelerations are used in Morison-O'Brien-Johnson-Schaaf wave force theory to predict force field for piles of three different diameters; comparison of results with predictions from modified solitary wave theory are given.

Subject Headings: Breaking waves | Wave forces | Solitary waves | Wave velocity | Data processing | Kinematic waves | Particle velocity | Data analysis

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