SHOCK PRESSURE OF BREAKING WAVES

Culbertson W. Ross

Abstract


Most of you have observed waves breaking against rocks or structures, and have noted that water is frequently thrown high in the air. The pressure required to project water in a vertical direction is about one half pound per square inch for each foot of height. We may therefore expect to find substantial pressure involved in the mechanics of a wave breaking against a structure.

Keywords


laboratory testing; shock pressures; structure design

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