PHYSICAL STUDY OF THE NATURE OF HIGH PEAK WAVE PRESSURES

Jordan Marinski

Abstract


In order to investigate the generation mechanism of high peak wave pressures on vertical/steep walls two physical experiments are carried out on a specially constructed research apparatus. It is found from present experiments that the enclosed air volume as a physical medium under compression could not be a cause for the high peak short-period wave pressures. The wave breaking on a vertical wall is accompanied by cumulating of the wave energy and its redistribution on the smaller area of the wall and conditions for shock wave are created after the collision ofthe streams.

Keywords


wave pressure; high peak wave; physical study

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