THE EFFECT OF WAVE CRESTS ON WAVE FORCES

A. Tratteberg

Abstract


This paper deals with wave forces from short crested waves as compared with two dimensional waves. The investigation comprised measurements of wind wave forces on fixed pontoons in a model, and a comparison of wave crest characteristics of wind waves in model and prototype. The model tests showed that the wave crests have a marked influence on the wave forces. The investigation of model and prototype wave data showed that the crest characteristics of the model waves compared well with that of prototype sea.

Keywords


wave forces; wave crest force

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