Accession Number : ADA016969

Title :   Effect of Large Nearshore Structures on Wave Motion in the Vicinity of the Structure and Adjacent Coast.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Harms,Volker W. ; Sun,Ho Tak ; Wiegel,R. L. ; Kian,Manssour A.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : This report deals with the diffraction of water waves by large impermeable offshore structures. It presents the first phase of a laboratory study of the diffraction of uniform periodic waves by rigid, impervious, vertical-wall offshore structures. The laboratory tests were evaluated in view of an extension of existing diffraction theory using an available, modified computer program (Fan, Cumming, and Wiegel, 1967). In addition, some studies were made of the effect of wave energy absorbing material placed on the seaward side of laboratory breakwater models.

Descriptors :   *Structures, *Offshore, *Ocean waves, Littoral drift, Erosion, Diffraction analysis, Breakwaters, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE