Accession Number : AD0753960

Title :   Analysis of Lake Erie Wave Pressure Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV DEKALB DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Cole,Alan L.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Measured wave heights, wave periods, mean water level increases, and depths of water on a breakwater at Lorain, Ohio were used to compute pressure profiles on the breakwater during non-breaking wave reflections. These computed pressure profiles were evaluated with wave pressure measurements taken concurrently. The pressure profiles computed according to the Sainflou formulation agreed reasonably well with the experimental profiles except near the still water level where the experimental data indicated a marked increase of the wave pressures which was not predicted by the theoretical calculations. A second empirical wave pressure profile formulation due to Minikin did not agree as well with the experimental data although its simplicity and its rough agreement with the measured pressure profiles may encourage it use in design problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAKE WAVES, *GREAT LAKES), (*BREAKWATERS, PRESSURE), ALTITUDE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, WIND, VELOCITY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, DEPTH FINDING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OHIO

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE