A knowledge of the height and period as well as the crestline pattern for waves generated by a particular ship as a function of ship speed and water depth is of value to coastal and waterway engineers. The characteristics of ship-generated waves are reviewed briefly. Some data on the wave heights generated by a variety of ships moving at a range of speed are presented. Known sources of data on ship-generated waves are referenced and areas for future research are suggested. This is the last of seven state-of-the-art papers on the design of navigation channels, written by members of the ASCE Task Committee on Ship Channels.

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  • Accession Number: 00046130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #9754
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 1973 12:00AM