LONG WAVES IN FLUME EXPERIMENTS

J. William Kamphuis

Abstract


This paper addresses the influence of long waves on the design wave height of structures in shallow water. Wave heights, wave periods, depths of water at the structure, time of wave measurement, length of the wave-guides were all varied in 29 series of twodimensional hydraulic model tests. The results indicated that long wave activity is an important design parameter for breakwaters in shallow water. The wave height at breaking and long wave reflection from the structure are the primary parameters influencing long wave activity.

Keywords


long waves; flume; wave experiments

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