Accession Number : ADA116384

Title :   Forces Caused by Non-Breaking Waves Striking a Smooth, Vertical Wall at Small Angles of Incidence.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Hanson,Stephen A.

Report Date : 23 JUN 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Weggel's (1981) method for calculating water wave forces on smooth, vertical walls is experimentally verified for an intermediate-length, non-breaking wave which approaches the structure at several small angles of incidence. Mach-stem reflection data is verified with respect to results from Perroud (1957) and Nielsen (1962). Cnoidal wave theory is applied to measured wave data to create pressure distributions, which are verified by measured pressure values. The cnoidal pressure distributions are graphically integrated to produce force values which are compared to values generated by Weggel's method. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Water waves, *Walls, Low angles, Interactions, Reflection, Dynamic pressure, Force(Mechanics), Hydraulic models, Theses

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE