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Title: Wave-height prediction for wave generators in shallow water
Authors: Galvin, Cyril J. (Cyril Jerome), 1935-
Keywords: Water waves--Measurement
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum;no. 4
Abstract: Abstract: The height of waves generated by displacement type wave generators in shallow water is approximately equal to times an appropriate dimension of the wave generator. S is the stroke of the wave generator, L is the wave length given by small-amplitude theory, and the wave generator dimension is measured perpendicular to S. This relation agrees with the hydrodynamic theory for piston and flap-type wave generators over the range of relative depths usually used in coastal engineering experiments, and it agrees with data from four piston-type and two plunger-type wave generators for depths satisfying the condition < 1. This method of wave-height prediction can shorten the time spent on many coastal engineering experiments.
Description: Technical Memorandum
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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