The surface-wave response is considered of a harbour to a prescribed, incident wave in an exterior half-space on the hypotheses of linearized, shallow-wave theory, an ideal fluid, and a narrow mouth. It appears worthwhile to invoke the equivalent-circuit techniques that have proved so efficient in attacking analogous problems in acoustics and electromagnetic theory. These techniques offer significant advantages in practice: (i) the sub-problems of external radiation, channel coupling, and internal resonance may be attacked separately; (ii) the equivalent-circuit parameters may be expressed as homogeneous, quadratic forms that may be simply approximated without solving the complete boundary-value problem; (iii) observed values (including those from model experiments) of dominant parameters, such as resonant frequencies, may be incorporated in preference to, or in place of, theoretical values; (iv) empirically determined dissipation parameters (resistances) may be incorporated; (v) analogue computation, both conceptual and electrical, may be invoked to expedite understanding of the resonant response. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Revision of Report dated 27 Apr 70. Published in Jul of Fluid Mechanics, V46, Pt 2, pp241-265, 1971
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, La Jolla

    La Jolla Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
    San Diego, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Miles, J W
  • Publication Date: 1970-9-16

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00019401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Reprint
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69A-4200-6005
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1973 12:00AM