Water wave mechanics for engineers and scientists.

R. G. Dean, R. A. Dalrymple

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This book is aimed at final year undergraduates or postgraduates. Problems are included and supporting experiments for laboratory courses are outlined. Chapter 1 introduces wave mechanics while Chapter 2 provides a review of hydrodynamics and vector analysis. Chapter 3 deals with small amplitude water wave theory formulation and solution, with aspects of relevance to coastal engineering (e.g. water particle kinematics, wave transformation) covered in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 studies long wave phenomena such as one dimensional tides, storm surges, seiches. Chapter 6 investigates wavemaker theory and wave tank design with the use of wave statistics and spectra explored in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 examines wave forces (on structures) and Chapter 9 studies waves over real sea beds. Chapters 10 and 11 deal with nonlinear properties and nonlinear waves. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherPrentice-Hall Inc
ISBN (Print)0139460381, 9780139460388
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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  • Engineering(all)

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