Accession Number : AD0259442

Title :   ON THE RADIAL SPREADING OF BORES

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I

Personal Author(s) : SHEN,M.C.

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This analysis concerns long waves spreading radially into water at rest. The water motion is assumed axially symmetrical, and the equilibrium depth is assumed uniform. As in (AD-243 769), the wave is considered known, and assumed of a type consistent with the shallow-water approximation, at some radius which is large compared with the depth. The investigation concerns the development of the wave, as it spreads into water at rest, and attention is confined to the head of the wave, close to its front, where the surface elevation is small compared with the water depth and the wave possesses a progressive character. The aim is to obtain a uniform first-order approximation with respect to this small parameter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WATER WAVES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, OCEAN WAVES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, SEISMIC WAVES, UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, WAVE PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE