COMPARATIVE PERFORMANCE STUDY OF PADDLE-AND WEDGE-TYPE WAVE GENERATORS

The wave generating performance of a paddle- and wedge-type wave generator are carefully measured and compared with predictions from linear theory. Although good agreement between theory and experiment is obtained, the tests highlight the importance of avoiding both wave generator edge leakage and wave reflection effects if optimum performance is required of the generators when installed in a wave testing tank. Alternative methods of overcoming both of these difficulties are suggested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Patel, M H
    • Ionnaou, P A
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 5-9
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312217
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Article 80-4031
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM