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Title: A laboratory study of short-crested wind waves
Authors: University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Engineering Research
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Ralls, G. C.
Wiegel, Robert L.
Keywords: Water waves
Short-crested waves
Wave generation
Wind-wave tunnel k
Publisher: United States, Beach Erosion Board
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 81.
Description: Technical Memorandum
Abstract: A three-dimensional study was made of some fundamental characteristics of short-crested waves in a wind-wave tunnel 20 feet long, 4 feet wide and 0.5 foot deep. In this paper are presented the results of the study and a detailed discussion of the experimental apparatus, its design, calibration and use. General characteristics of the waves are shown for varying wind speeds, water depths, and fetch lengths. Several methods of analyzing short-crested waves to obtain quantitative data on wave parameters are discussed, and the results of the methods are compared. It was found that the crest length as well as the wave length could be described by a Gaussian distribution.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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