Waves and Wave Forces on Coastal and Ocean Structures (Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering)

by Robert T. Hudspeth

Waves and Wave Forces on Coastal and Ocean Structures (Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering)

Description:

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.