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Waves and Wave Forces on Coastal and Ocean Structures

Series: Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering Volume: 21

By: RT Hudspeth

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #157710 | ISBN: 9812386122
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About this book

This work focuses on: the physics of the fundamental dynamics of fluids and of semi-immersed Lagrangian solid bodies that are responding to wave-induced loads; the scaling of dimensional equations and boundary value problems, in order to determine a small dimensionless parameter - say, e - that may be used to linearize the equations and the boundary value problems so as to obtain a linear system; the replacement of differential and integral calculus with algebraic equations that require only algebraic substitutions instead of differentiations and integrations; and the importance of comparing numerical and analytical computations with data from laboratories and/or nature.


Contents

Mathematical Preliminaries; Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics; Long-Crested, Linear Wave Theory (LWT); Wavemaker Theories; Nonlinear Waves; Deterministic Dynamics of Small Solid Bodies; Deterministic Dynamics of Large Solid Bodies; Real Ocean Waves.

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