Accession Number : AD0710715

Title :   CNOIDAL WAVE THEORY APPLIED TO RADIATION STRESS PHENOMENA.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Musick,George Meredith , III

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : A simplified hyperbolic approximation to cnoidal wave theory is applied to generate the radiation stress tensor and used in the equations of motion to obtain solutions for changes in the mean water level outside and inside the surf zone. Comparison between linear theory, cnoidal theory and laboratory results are made. A limiting case and an optimum case for cnoidal theory are discussed in the comparison. Cnoidal theory is shown to give better predictions than linear theory to the data considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, SHALLOW WATER), PROPAGATION, ENERGY, STRESSES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), COASTAL REGIONS, MOMENTUM, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE