COMPUTER PREDICTION OF WAVE HEIGHTS IN COASTAL AREAS

Virtually all engineering work along the coast and offshore must consider wave forces, and this consideration requires the knowledge of wave heights, wave periods and wave directions. A computer program was developed which considers all these effects and predicts the changes in the direction and height of water waves. A hypothetical case of a harbor protected by a breakwater was selected as an example for computer calculation. The computer solution was verified experimentally in a three-dimensional wave basin. The agreement between the computer solution and experimental results are considered good.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference (1971)

    Houston, TX  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Worthington, H W
    • Herbich, J B
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 147-162
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1427
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM