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INFLUENCE OF REYNOLDS NUMBER ON WAVE FORCES

Information, published to date, on the effect of viscosity on wave forces is very indefinite. A series of experiments carried out in the Pulsating Water Tunnel at the Hydraulics Research Station Wallingford under closely, controlled conditions clearly defined the variation of primary forces with Reynolds Numbers up to 6 times 10 to the 5th power. Additionally, secondary high frequency forces resulting from the shedding of eddies were observed. The findings of this work cast doubts on the validity of tests on model structures subjected to wave action.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium on Research on Wave Action, Proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Delft Hydraulics Laboratory

    Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Rance, P J
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM