Accession Number : AD0712526

Title :   CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SHALLOW WATER WAVE ENVIRONMENT: PREDICTION TECHNIQUES AND MODELING FACILITIES.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Robert J.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This is a brief presentation of the state of the art regarding the theory and modeling techniques of shallow water wave phenomena. A discussion is incorporated pointing up a substantial need for the modification of an existing facility or the development of a new facility capable of characterizing a realistic, shallow water wave environment by including uneven bottom topography. Beach and surf statistics are presented to serve as guides in setting the requirements for such a facility. Existing U.S. towing tanks and seakeeping basins that possess a surf zone testing capability of amphibious assault craft are evaluated and a beach design is proposed for the Maneuvering and Seakeeping Basin (MASK) at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center (NSRDC). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, SHALLOW WATER), (*AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, LANDING CRAFT), BEACHES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INTERACTIONS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE