NEW OPTIMIZATION METHOD FOR PADDLE MOTION OF MULTI-DIRECTIONAL WAVEMAKER

Akira Matsumoto, Minoru Hanzawa

Abstract


Uniformity of monochromatic oblique waves in a wave basin is investigated. A new method, using non-linear least square formulation, to determine individual wave paddle motions of multi-directional wavemaker to improve uniformity, is proposed. The possibilities and limitations of the method are discussed. Trial computations and comparisons with experiments demonstrate the validity and usefulness of the method.

Keywords


wavemaker; multidirectional wavemaker; paddle motion

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