Sensitivity analysis for multi-element wavemakers

Gordon S. Harkins*, Robert A. Dalrymple, Miguel A. Losada

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Lateral variations in wave height have been observed in directional wave basins when generating monochromatic plane waves. Two numerical schemes are presented to examine wave height sensitivity to perturbations in stroke length between paddles and gaps between either adjacent paddles or the sidewall of the basin. A non-uniform wavemaker front generates both the desired wave and can generate waves at an angle and at the same frequency as the main wave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-688
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Delft, Neth
Duration: Jul 2 1990Jul 6 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering

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