Wave Diffraction by Absorbing Wedge

by Jesper Larsen, Dir.; MATH-TECH Inst., Charlottenlund, Denmark,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 4, Pg. 439-449

Document Type: Journal Paper


Diffraction of waves by a vertical absorbing wedge is examined. A useful approximate solution, which is in contrast to previous results and is applicable when the two wedge faces have different reflection properties, is presented. The approximate solution is compared with the asymptotic representation of the exact solution to the impedance wedge diffraction problem revealing good agreement. The approximate solution has been used in a harbor theory for wind-generated waves.

Subject Headings: Wave diffraction | Wedges | Agreements and treaties | Ports and harbors | Wind forces

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