Model Comparisons of Harbor Wave Response

by Linda S. Lillycrop, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Edward F. Thompson, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Michael J. Briggs, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91

Abstract: Physical and numerical model tests were conducted for an idealized, flat-bottom rectangular harbor, entrance channel, and nearshore bathymetry. Bathymetry of the entrance channel and offshore area represent field conditions. Extensive laboratory measurements were collected during a wide variety of regular and irregular incident wave conditions. A finite element numerical model was setup to reproduce the laboratory harbor configuration. The numerical model was run to compare with regular wave tests in the physical model. Preliminary comparisons between physical and numerical model results are presented.

Subject Headings: Numerical models | Model tests | Physical models | Ports and harbors | Water waves | Fluid dynamics | Bathymetry | Wave measurement

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