Multidirectional Analysis of Monochromatic Wave Trainsby Subrata K. Chakrabarti, (M.ASCE), Head; Analytical Group, Marine Res. and Development, Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Plainfield, IL,
Robert H. Snider, Res. Engr.; Marine Res. and Development, Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Plainfield, IL,
Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 61-67
Document Type: Journal Paper
In this study, the sea wave is represented by the summation of a finite number of single sinusoidal waves. The theory developed herein initially assumes a truncated Fourier series representation of the wave, and the theory is verified for accuracy by computer simulation and wave tank study. Examples of computer analysis results from experimental data are presented. While the theory has limited applications, the results have been found to be valid for the simulated and experimental multidirectional wave trains. The method has possible application in wave tank work, e.g., in studying reflections of the incident wave.
Subject Headings: Wave tanks | Ocean waves | Computer analysis | Wave reflection | Sea water | Seas and oceans | Fourier analysis
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