REPRODUCTION OF RECORDED OCEAN WAVES IN A SHIP MODEL TOWING TANK

The reproduction of measured irregular seas, or any prescribed water surface time history, in an experimental towing tank is investigated and found to be feasible. The design of an apparatus for computation of a convolution integral, utilizing the original wave record and an artificially produced kernel function, is described in some detail. Such a function, needed as a command signal for an irregular wave generator, can also be obtained by using the towing tank itself as the computing device; mathematical proof of this theory and design fundamentals of a wave maker servo-mechanism are given in this part of the report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Institute of Engineering Research
    Bekeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • Dost, M H
  • Publication Date: 1958-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 16

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044465
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM