A method of obtaining the multidirectional components of an ocean wave and the directional distribution of its energy is developed. The theoretical development, based on real time wave records collected simultaneously at three or more adjacent wave staffs, uses the relative time of arrival of wave crests from one staff to another. The directional distribution technique was verified through computer simulated wave data and was found to be accurate to within one degree of the true angle of wave propagation. The experimental results demonstrate the applicability of this technique to design problems, using data recorded at the intended job site.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
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    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Chakrabarti, S K
    • Snider, R H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 657-668
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1691 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1973 12:00AM