EFFECT OF A STRUCTURE ON CURRENTS INDUCED BY WAVES AND WIND

The study described was carried out to establish the coupling of the wave and wind induced main current components in local, nontidal waters; secondly, to estimate the changes of the current velocity near the surface due to a fixed obstacle. It is found that, given some local characteristics, as e.g. wind speed, fetch length, water depth, the path of a slick patch can be predicted under certain assumptions. This path and the associated velocities are modified through the diffraction diagrams of a given obstacle to produce the new shape and path of the patch. Engineering guidelines are given, mainly regarding the orientation of harbor and channel entrances.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 47-52
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 34

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM