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Title: Evaluation and development of water wave theories for engineering application. Volume 2, Tabulation of dimensionless stream function theory variables
Authors: University of Florida. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Laboratory.
Dean, Robert G. (Robert George), 1930-2015
Keywords: Coastal engineering
Dean's Stream-Function Wave Theory
Water-wave theories
Wave tables
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no.1. v.2.
Description: Special report
Abstract: Volume I of this report presents the results of a research program to evaluate and develop water-wave theories for engineering application. Volume II presents wave tables developed for preliminary design in offshore problems. Volume I describes: (l) an evaluation of the degree to which various available wave theories satisfy the nonlinear water-wave mathematical formulation and (2) a comparison of water particle velocities measured in the laboratory with those predicted by a number of available wave theories. The results indicated that Dean's Stream Function Wave Theory provided generally better agreement with both the mathematical formulation and the laboratory data. Volume I also includes a number of examples illustrating the application of the wave tables (described below) to offshore design problems. Based on the evaluation phase described above, a set of wave tables was developed and is presented as Volume II. The tables consist of dimensionless quantities which describe the kinematic and dynamic fields of a two-dimensional progressive water wave. In addition, quantities are included which are directly applicable to frequently required design calculations and also parameters which should be of interest to the researcher and scientist.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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