publication . Doctoral thesis . 1994

Wave reflections from breakwaters

Dickson, William S.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 1994
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
A new method is presented for estimating the reflection of a random, multi-directional sea from a coastal structure. The technique is applicable to an array of wave gauges of arbitrary geometry deployed seaward of the reflector. An expansion for small oblique wave incidence angles is used to derive an approximate relationship between measured array cross-spectra and a small number of parameters that describe the incident wave properties and the reflectivity of the structure. Model tests with simulated array data demonstrate that for wave incidence angles less than about 30 deg the new technique provides accurate and robust estimates of the gross properties of in...
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