A direct method of calculating bottom orbital velocity under waves

Soulsby, R.L. and Smallman, J.V. (1986) A direct method of calculating bottom orbital velocity under waves. Technical Report. Hydraulics Research Wallingford.

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This report describes work carried out into the movement of sand by combining waves and currents. A method is presented for calculating the bottom orbital velocity under a wave simply and directly for its known height and period, and the water depth. When suitably nondimensionalised the results all fall on a sinle curve, with separate curves for monochromatic and random (JONSWAP spectrum) waves. The r.m.s velocity under random waves may be smaller or larger then on the water-depth.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Maritime > General
Coasts > General
Divisions: Coastal
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:40
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:40
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/112

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