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Title: Calculation of Wave Attenuation Due to Friction and Shoaling : an Evaluation
Authors: Grosskopf, William G.
Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Banks (Oceanography)
Water waves
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Paper (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.));no. 80-8
Abstract: An evaluation of the Bretschneider and Reid (1954) technique for calculating wave attenuation due to friction and shoaling is presented. Data used in this evaluation were collected at CT.RC' s Field Research Facility (FRF), Duck, North Carolina. The results, using Kamphuis' (1975) friction factor diagram, show slightly underpredicted wave heights with an average deviation of 6 percent. Poor correlation with observed wave heights is illustrated when hot tom contours are not straight and parallel, indicating the presence of other mechanisms.
Description: Technical Paper
Gov't Doc #: Technical Paper No. 80-8
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Size: 20 pages / 1.168Mb
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