Bragg Scattering by Pile-Supported Structures

by Robert A. Dalrymple, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19711,
John E. Fowler, Grad. Student; Old Dominion Univ.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 3, Pg. 426-429

Document Type: Journal Paper


A hydrodynamic analogy of Bragg's Law is introduced, which indicates that regularly spaced piling in a large pile supported structure can reflect, or scatter, water waves in a coherent manner. An experiment is described which illustrates the principle.

Subject Headings: Piles | Water waves | Hydrodynamics | Water policy | Wave reflection

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