WATER WAVES ON A BILINEAR SHEAR CURRENT.

Robert A. Dalrymple*

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Abstract

A water wave theory is presented to describe waves propagating on a bilinear shear current flowing in the direction of the waves. The theory is derived assuming an ideal fluid in which a current exists, having a vertical velocity profile which varies linearly from a mean water level velocity of U//S, an interfacial velocity U//I at depth, d, and a bottom velocity U//B. The theory is developed first for small amplitude waves and then extended to any arbitrary order by a numerical perturbation technique for symmetric waves. For measured waves, an irregular form of the theory is presented to provide a representation of these waves for analysis. . . in equations and graphs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages626-641
Number of pages16
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975
EventCoastal Eng Conf, 14th Int, Proc - Copenhagen, Den
Duration: Jun 24 1974Jun 28 1974

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OtherCoastal Eng Conf, 14th Int, Proc
CityCopenhagen, Den
Period6/24/746/28/74

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Dalrymple, R. A. (1975). WATER WAVES ON A BILINEAR SHEAR CURRENT.. 626-641. Paper presented at Coastal Eng Conf, 14th Int, Proc, Copenhagen, Den, .