Accession Number : AD0674856

Title :   CALCULATION OF A SOLITARY WAVE SHOALING ON A SHALLOW SLOPE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : URS CORP BURLINGAME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kriebel,A. R. ; Schwitters,J. D.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The numerical method developed by Wallace and Wonderley for calculating the deformation of a solitary wave moving onto a steep seawall was extended to beach slopes as small as 9 deg. The calculated results show that the existing dipole flow model does not adequately represent the wave deformation for beach slopes this small. Fundamental changes in the mathematical model appear to be required for the same accuracy with which the dipole model represents undeformed solitary waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*SHALLOW WATER, HYDRODYNAMICS), TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, BEACHES, DEFORMATION, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, VELOCITY, MAPPING, ACCURACY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE