Propagation of water waves in prismatic channels

Li Li*, Robert A. Dalrymple, Jeffrey M. Mlynarski

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Short waves in a channel can present navigational problems and may excite harbor oscillations. Channel sidewalls may reduce much of this wave energy, if they are sufficiently porous or they are sloped. Previously we presented a model for wave propagation in prismatic channels of arbitrary cross-section utilizing a numerical eigenfunction expansion. Here a series of small scale laboratory experiments were conducted to verify the numerical model. Comparisons of the numerical model to the experimental data are made for water surface profile and for eigenfunctions. The possibility of resonance between the edge wave and the second harmonic of the incident wave is also studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1074-1087
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 4) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: Sep 2 1996Sep 6 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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