Accession Number : AD0252980

Title :   FORCES INDUCED BY BREAKING WATER WAVES ON A VERTICAL WALL

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : LEENDERTSE, J.J.

Report Date : 09 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Analyses are presented of two-dimensional laboratory measurements of the forces induced by breaking waves on a vertical barrier placed on a plane with a one-to-ten slope. When a wave breaks on the barrier its momentum, calculated by use of the solitary wave theory, is found to be in substantial agreement with the impulse (force times time) on the barrier, measured from the initial impact to the time of momentum reversed (maximum of rise). (Author)

Descriptors :   *BREAKWATERS, *HYDRODYNAMICS, *WATER WAVES, LEVEES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE