Water Wave Diffraction.

Robert A. Dalrymple*

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The diffraction of water waves occurs whenever sharp changes in wave heights occur, such as when a wave passes through a gap in a breakwater. For this case, the wave height change is primarily along the wave crest and it results in the waves turning into the region sheltered by the breakwater. This paper is to examine this question in the light of the recent advances in water wave propagation modelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-121
Number of pages4
JournalShore and beach
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jul 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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