Accession Number : ADA195469

Title :   Combined Reflection and Diffraction by a Vertical Wedge.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Chen, H S

PDF Url : ADA195469

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This report presents an analytical solution for the combined wave reflection and diffraction by a vertical wedge, of arbitrary wedge angle, subject to the excitation of a plane simple harmonic wave train coming from a far field. Results of two special cases are calculated: one a thin semi-infinite breakwater and the other a wedge of 90-deg angle. The results are presented in amplification factor diagrams. A subroutine WEDGE is also documented in the appendix. The subroutine can be used to calculate the case of arbitrary wedge angle. Keywords: Breakwaters, Numerical analysis, Water waves.

Descriptors :   *BREAKWATERS, *REFLECTION, *WATER WAVES, *DIFFRACTION, AMPLIFICATION, ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS, ANGLES, DIAGRAMS, EXCITATION, FAR FIELD, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), SUBROUTINES, THINNESS, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, WAVES, WEDGES, PLANE WAVES, HARMONICS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, BESSEL FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE