Wave trapping by breakwaters.

R. A. Dalrymple, D. J. Seli, J. T. Kirby

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The refraction of water waves around the heads of breakwaters can lead to large wave heights along the sheltered side of the structure. These waves are shown to be edge waves, trapped on the breakwater, based on the comparison of laboratory data and linear edge wave theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIN
Subtitle of host publicationPROC. TWENTIETH INT. CONF. ON COASTAL ENGINEERING, (TAIPEI, TAIWAN: NOV. 9-14, 1986), B.L. EDGE (ED.)
PublisherAm. Soc. Civ. Engrs
Number of pages11
VolumeII, New York, U.S.A., Am. Soc. Civ. Engrs., 1987, Part II, Chapter 133
ISBN (Print)0872626008, 9780872626003
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering

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