Engineering in the oceans is an interdisciplinary venture. Naval architects and engineers from all disciplines may find themselves applying their particular knowledge in a very complex and challenging environment. A basic understanding of the ocean environment is of importance to those working in the oceans, not only in the interest of adequately performing their task, but also to satisfy the inherent curiosity that leads one to the engineering profession. One aspect of the ocean environment and perhaps the most fascinating is that of the dynamics of the great ocean basins or the hydraulics of the ocean. Much of the existing information in this area is scattered in technical journals and a few books and is seemingly unrelated. This paper is an attempt to bring together in a concise form, some of the fundamental ideas applying to sea motions; namely, waves, currents and tides, and some of their engineering implications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the New England Section of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Gaythwaite, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00032721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1972 12:00AM