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Wave Mechanics and Wave Loads on Marine Structures by Paolo Boccotti

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Chapter 1

Wave Mechanics

Basic Concepts

Abstract

The chapter gives the principal equations of mechanics of periodic waves: linear surface elevation and velocity potential; second-order nonlinearity effects; effects of the interaction with a current; reflection by a long vertical breakwater; diffraction by a semi-infinite breakwater; mean energy flux per unit length and mean wave energy per unit surface; and group velocity. Most of this is deduced from basic equations of fluid mechanics. Physics is explained with simple words and figures. This is in particular the case for the standing wave field before a vertical breakwater, the diffraction coefficients in the sheltered area of a breakwater, or the group velocity.

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