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Basic Wave Mechanics: For Coastal and Ocean Engineers

Basic Wave Mechanics: For Coastal and Ocean Engineers

Robert M. Sorensen

ISBN: 978-0-471-55165-2

Oct 1993

304 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Intended for coastal engineers and marine scientists who desire to develop a fundamental physical understanding of ocean waves and be able to apply this knowledge to ocean and coastal analysis and design. Provides an introduction to the physical processes of ocean wave mechanics, an understanding of the basic techniques for wave analysis, techniques for practical calculation and prediction of waves and applied wave forecasting.
Sea Surface Gravity Waves.

Small Amplitude Wave Theory and Characteristics.

Two-Dimensional Wave Transformation.

Finite Amplitude Wave Theory.

Three-Dimensional Wave Transformations.

Wind-Generated Waves.

Design Wave Determination.

Wave-Structure Interaction.

Long Waves.

Laboratory Investigation of Surface Waves.