Harbor Paradox

by J. Miles,
W. Munk,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 3, Pg. 111-132

Document Type: Journal Paper


Resonant frequencies and their Q (sharpness) have been derived for rectangular harbors characterized by length d, width b, entrance width a, and assumed incident wave length; it is found that Q increases with increasing b/a and d/a, thus leading to paradoxical result that narrowing of harbor mouth diminishes protection from seiching.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Resonance | Frequency response | Design/Build

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