LABORATORY STUDY ON OSCILLATORY BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW

Kiyoshi Horikawa, Akira Watanabe

Abstract


The characteristics of oscillatory boundary layer flow have been treated with keen interest during the last decade from the various aspects. Among the previous results the theoretical treatment by K. Kajiura must be the most important and fruitful one to advance in our knowledge on the present phenomena. On the other hand the senior author has had a real interest in the behaviour of sediment particles due to oscillatory fluid motion, and has conducted his systematic investigations on the sediment movement in nearshore area. The aim of this paper is to introduce some results of the recent investigations conducted at the Coastal Engineering Laboratory, University of Tokyo, with the intention of investigating the applicability of Kajiura's theory to the oscillatory flow in the vicinity of bottom with sand ripples.

Keywords


oscillatory boundary layer; laboratory study

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