Resolution of Partial Clapotis

by William James, (A.M.ASCE), Lectuer; Univ. of Natal, Durban, South Africa,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 1, Pg. 167-170

Document Type: Journal Paper


Two procedures often used to resolve the clapotis: (1) the loop and node method; and (2) the three point method. Both derive from the assumption of a sinusoidal wave profile. It is shown herein that these procedures could result in considerable error when reflectivity is high, and the real laboratory waves are significantly trochoidal.

Subject Headings: Wave reflection

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