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Waves and wave forces on coastal and ocean structures
Hudspeth, R.T. (2006). Waves and wave forces on coastal and ocean structures. Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, 21. World Scientific: Hackensack. ISBN 981-238-612-2. xx, 932 pp.
Part of: Liu, P.L.-F. (Ed.) Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering. World Scientific: Singapore. ISSN 1793-074X, more

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Document type: Training material

Keywords
    Coastal structures; Fluid mechanics; Hydraulic structures; Loads (forces); Long-crested waves; Nonlinear waves; Ocean waves; Wave forces; Wave theory; Marine

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  • Hudspeth, R.T.

Abstract
    This book focuses on: (1) the physics of the fundamental dynamics of fluids and of semi-immersed Lagrangian solid bodies that are responding to wave-induced loads; (2) the scaling of dimensional equations and boundary value problems in order to determine a small dimensionless parameter e that may be applied to linearize the equations and the boundary value problems so as to obtain a linear system; (3) the replacement of differential and integral calculus with algebraic equations that require only algebraic substitutions instead of differentiations and integrations; and (4) 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 Wave Theories
    Deterministic Dynamics of Small Solid Bodies
    Deterministic Dynamics of Large Solid Bodies
    Real Ocean Waves

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