Théorie du batteur de houle directionnel avec réflexion sur les parois latérales

Translated title of the contribution: Directional wavemaker theory with sidewall reflection

R. A. Dalrymple*

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A directional wavemaker theory is presented for waves in wave basins with sloping bottoms and reflective sidewalls. The theory includes the refraction, shoaling and diffraction that occur in wave basins with the wavemaker mounted along one end of the basin. A procedure is shown which utilizes the reflection from the sidewalls to produce planar wave trains at a given location in the basin, similar to that which would be obtained by an infinitely long wavemaker.

Translated title of the contributionDirectional wavemaker theory with sidewall reflection
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hydraulic Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology


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