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Title: Erosion control of scour during construction. Report 6, FINITE - a numerical model for combined refraction and diffraction of waves
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Houston, James R. (James Robert), 1947-
Chou, Lucia W.
Keywords: Scour
Hydraulic structures
Construction projects
Shore protection
Water waves
Mathematical models
Numerical models
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-80-3 rept. 6.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A hybrid finite element numerical model (FINITE) is presented that solves a linear mild-slope equation for short-wave propagation. The efficient formulation of the model permits the solution of large problems with relatively small time and memory storage requirements. Although the model solves an equation that is strictly valid only for mild bathymetric variations, the model can provide reasonable answers for problems where there are rapid depth variations (at much lower cost than required by three-dimensional models that are appropriate for problems involving rapid depth variations). The model does not provide a mechanism for energy dissipation, and thus energy loss through wave breaking is simulated by permitting waves to propagate out of the computational region. The program documentation, user guide, and sample problem output, are provided.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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