Integral Equation Failure in Wave Calculations

by Joseph E. Murphy,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 4, Pg. 330-334

Document Type: Journal Paper


Over the past few years increasing attention has been given to the development of diffraction theories of water wave scattering. These theories take into account the scattering of waves by large submerged or semi submerged objects, as well as effects of both free surface and bottom. The purpose of the present paper is to show that there may be characteristic wavelengths for which the potential theory formulation breaks down, and the solution of the boundary value problem cannot be represented by a wave source integral formula.

Subject Headings: Wave equations | Water waves | Integrals | Integral equations | Failure analysis | Submerging | Wave diffraction | Free surfaces

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