Pressures of Standing Waves on Vertical Wall

by Shoshichiro Nagai,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pg. 53-76

Document Type: Journal Paper


The extent to which theories of small amplitude and finite amplitude waves as well as Sainflou's simplified method and the pressure equation derived from Gerstner's trochoidal wave theory can be used to obtain the pressure-time curve, vertical distribution and resultant of pressures exerted by standing waves on a vertical wall, is shown by the comparison of the theories with experiments. Three alternative equations are presented for obtaining the maximum simultaneous pressures on a vertical wall of standing waves including shallow and deep water waves.

Subject Headings: Wave equations | Water waves | Pressure distribution | Wave pressure | Standing waves | Walls | Curvature | Comparative studies

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