PRESSURE UPON VERTICAL WALL PROM STANDING WAVES

V.K. Shtencel

Abstract


When surge waves approach a vertical wall a standing wave is formed ahead of the latter. This is the only case when the interaction between waves and structure result in a stable mode of motion with distinct kinematic characteristics. Such motion can be described by equations of hydromechanics without the introduction of any hydraulic coefficients; a comparison of various theoretical solutions with experimental data can serve as an additional criterion for evaluating the accuracy of this or that solution. The first theoretical solution for wave pressure acting upon a vertical wall under the effect of standing waves at a finite depth has been published by Sainflou in 1928 (1).

Keywords


wave pressure; vertical wall; standing wave

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