THE TRANSFORMATION OF A SOLITARY WAVE OVER AN UNEVEN BOTTOM

Based on a set of approximate equations for long waves over an uneven bottom, the transformation of a solitary wave climbing a slope is studied numerically and compared with available experiments. Results are also obtained for a solitary wave progressing over a slope onto a shelf. The development of a train of solitary waves on the shelf is found and interpreted physically. Supporting experimental evidence is also given. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Hydrodynamics Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Madsen, O S
    • Mei, C C
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: Nonr-1841(59)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM