NON-RESONANT WAVE AGITATION IN SMALL CRAFT HARBOURS

J.W. Kamphuis, D.A.Y. Smith

Abstract


A model study of wave agitation in small craft harbours was performed using a square and a rectangular marina basin subjected to monochromatic waves. Wave agitation was measured in up to 273 points within the marina basin and overall wave energy levels were calculated from these measurements for 4 different wave periods, 6 different entrances and 5 different lengths of energy absorbing sections along the perimeter walls. These values were compared and found to correspond well with a rather simple theoretical expression.

Keywords


small craft harbor; harbor; nonresonant wave; wave agitation

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