Accession Number : AD0730372

Title :   Wave Transmission by Overtopping.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RALPH M PARSONS LAB FOR WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRODYNAMICS

Personal Author(s) : Cross,Ralph H. ; Sollitt,Charles K.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The report presents a theory for ocean wave transmission past breakwaters by overtopping, based on an evaluation of the energy content of the overtopping water. While several coefficients are subject to further investigation, the data shows that the general form of the equations developed is correct. Comparison of an intermediate theoretical result predicting the volume of overtopping water with published data again shows reasonable agreement. An envelope curve for the transmission coefficient, based on all available data, gives a simple tool for preliminary design estimates of the transmission coefficient. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BREAKWATERS, OCEAN WAVES), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, HYDRODYNAMICS, REFLECTION, MODEL TESTS, HARBORS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE