A FIELD EXPERIMENT ON THE INTERACTIONS WAVES-REFLECTING WALL

Paolo Boccotti

Abstract


A special reflecting wall 12 m long and 2.1 m high was built off the beach at Reggio Calabria, and 30 wave gauges were assembled before the wall and were connected to an electronic station on land. It was possible to observe the reflection of wind waves generated by a very stable wind over a fetch of 10 Km. The experiment aimed to verify the general closed solution for the wave group mechanics (Boccotti, 1988, 1989), for the special case of the wave reflection.

Keywords


field experiment; reflecting wall

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