Friction Factor under Oscillatory Waves

by J. William Kamphuis, Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Queens Univ., Kingston, Canada,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 2, Pg. 135-144

Document Type: Journal Paper


Tests were performed in an oscillating water tunnel to determine the relationships between wave parameters and resulting bottom friction and shear stresses. The test results are presented in Stanton-type wave friction factor diagrams and results are compared with existing semitheoretical expressions. Transitions between flow regimes are also defined.

Subject Headings: Friction | Oscillations | Shear stress | Water tunnels | Tunnels | Parameters (statistics) | Shear tests | Shear waves

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