RECTANGULAR RESONATORS FOR HARBOUR ENTRANCES

William James

Abstract


A complete theoretical analysis of the behaviour of resonators built into the breakwaters of a harbour entrance would be extremely difficult. This paper describes an approximate development for extreme values of resonator geometry and shows how a combination of these cases explains certain observed phenomena for intermediate shapes. The paper also describes comprehensive laboratory tests on resonators and draws attention to certain significant discrepancies from present design practice. In particular, the paper indicates the extent to which optimum resonator geometry depends upon the harbour entrance width and demonstrates that such resonators can be designed to prevent any penetration of waves into harbours, without restricting shipping.

Keywords


resonator; harbor entrance; rectangular resonator

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