Calculation of Trapped Reflective Wave

by Fred E. Camfield, (M.ASCE), Hydraulic Engr.; U.S. Army Coastal Engrg. Research Center, Kingman Bldg., Ft. Belvoir, Va. 22060,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 109-111

Document Type: Journal Paper


An increase in reflected wave energy may result where structures are built along a section of coastline with no beach fronting the structure. In certain instances the structures may combine with a steep bottom slope to form a wave guide which can trap wave energy, magnify wave heights, and increase erosion along an adjacent section of shoreline. Calculations are presented to determine the effects of such trapped wave energy.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Wave reflection | Beaches | Slopes | Erosion | Shoreline

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