A Ripple Tank Study of Wave Refraction

by Jr. Ralls,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1956, Vol. 82, Issue 1, Pg. 1-19

Document Type: Journal Paper


Refraction of uniform waves on beach of constant slope studied in ripple tank to determine effectiveness of Snell's Law for predicting wave refraction; law was verified by analyzing photographic records of wave refraction on model beach; study covers three different slopes, 1:20, 1:40 and 1:60, three angles of orientation, 15, 34, and 50°, and several wave periods and water depths.

Subject Headings: Wave tanks | Wave refraction | Beaches | Slopes | Water waves | Water tanks | Verification | Photography

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