OSCILLATIONS INDUCED BY IRREGULAR WAVES IN HARBOURS

C.R. Chou, W.Y. Han

Abstract


An approach for predicting the harbour oscillations induced by undirectional irregular waves in a harbour of arbitrary shape and variable water depth is presented. Effects of partial reflection along harbour and breakwater boundaries were considered by involving an energy dissipation coefficient in boundary conditions.Numerical results on wave heights within a rectangular harbour were presented and a realistic harbour geometry was selected for trial computations. The results of the computations were verified through hydraulic model experiments.

Keywords


irregular waves; harbor; harbor oscillations

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