PROFILE ASYMMETRY OF SHOALING WAVES ON A MILD SLOPE

Paul A. Hwang

Abstract


From limited experimental evidence, shoaling monochromatic waves seem to possess certain similarities. Specifically, the harmonic composition follows the trend of solitary or cnoidal waves, and the phase difference of harmonics vary with water depth monotonically. Based on the above observation a similarity model is constructed to study the asymmetric properties of shoaling waves. The implication of wave asymmetry on wave breaking is discussed.

Keywords


profile asymmetry; shoaling; mild slope

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