As a wave passes a vertical cylinder, its shape, including its height, is affected by the presence of the cylinder. The purpose of the paper is to present measurements of wave height very near the surface of cylinders of selected cross sections. These experiments are motivated by the possibility that the wave height distribution around a cylinder can be used to measure wave direction. The height data in this paper are for periodic laboratory water waves propagating in one direction.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in the Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference (13th) held at Vancouver, Canada, Chap 111, p1955-1974, 10-14 Jul 72.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Vicksburg, MS  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Galvin, CJJ
    • Hallermeier, R J
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CERC-Reprint-19-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM