Accession Number : AD0649337

Title :   A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE USE OF MONTE CARLO TECHNIQUES IN COMPUTER-AIDED PREDICTION OF SEICHE ACTIVITY IN HARBORS,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Ellis,G. E. ; Boston,R. L.

Report Date : 06 MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The report describes a feasibility study of a general numerical method for the prediction of seiche activity in a semienclosed basin or harbor. The study is essentially of a numerical approach--known as the Monte Carlo technique--to the solution of a partial differential equation, given a particular set of boundary conditions. Specifically, a Monte Carlo method is outlined, whereby the responsive wave pattern inside a harbor can be predicted from wave observations at the harbor entrance. Section I of this report contains a discussion of the mathematical technique involved, including the derivation of the governing equations, the difference equations, the adaptation of the Monte Carlo method, and the convergence and accuracy of the solution. Section II of the report incorporates the ideas of Section I into a procedure for solving the two-dimensional seiche problem with a high-speed digital computer. Section III is a summary with recommendations for future investigations based on the findings of the feasibility study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, HARBORS), MONTE CARLO METHOD, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, OSCILLATION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE