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dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Cyril J. (Cyril Jerome), 1935--
dc.descriptionTechnical Memorandumen_US
dc.description.abstractAbstract: 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.en_US
dc.publisherCoastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical memorandum;no. 4-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource.-
dc.subjectWater waves--Measurementen_US
dc.titleWave-height prediction for wave generators in shallow wateren_US
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