A COMPARISON OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THREE MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF WAVE DISTURBANCE IN HARBOUR APPROACHES

Jane V. Smallman, Nigel P. Tozer

Abstract


In many design studies for coastal harbours mathematical models are used to define wave conditions in the vicinity of their entrance. There is a wide variety of models available for this purpose, each with their own characteristics. This paper compares the performance of three models which are in use for this type of study. The advantages and drawbacks of each of the models is considered by comparison with results from a physical model of a typical harbour approach bathymetry.

Keywords


harbor; mathematical model; model comparison

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