Shock Pressures Exerted by Breaking Waves on Breakwaters

by Shoshichiro Nagai,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 4, Pg. 772-809

Document Type: Journal Paper


Summary of over 2000 tests of shock pressures exerted by breaking waves; behavior from instant to instant of breaking waves, relationships between wave pressures, and configuration of breaking waves were measured by means of 16 mm high speed movie taken at 3000 frames/sec in synchronism with pressure gages; new formulas for maximum shock pressure and for vertical distribution thereof.

Subject Headings: Wave pressure | Breaking waves | Pressure distribution | Breakwaters | Structural behavior | Pressure measurement | Wave measurement | Frames

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