Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Amenta, Pablo Marco URN etd-09082012-040616 Title On finite difference solutions for the ocean wave spectrum in regions of non-uniform water depth Degree Master of Science Department Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Neu, Wayne L. Committee Chair Hughes, Owen F. Committee Member Schetz, Joseph A. Committee Member Keywords
- Ocean waves
Date of Defense 1989-03-05 Availability restricted Abstract
This investigation is concerned with the determination of the sea state in terms of wave spectra. The phenomenum was calculated for two different bathymetries.
The purpose is to develop a finite difference method with an upwind differencing scheme to g solve several formulations of the wave action conservation equation. The computations were done in the wave number space and the frequency direction space. For the case of a beach with constant slope the results were compared with the analytical solution. For the case of an elliptical submerged shoal, they were compared with experimental data.
The results of the computer code showed a fairly good qualitative agreement with the actual values for a smooth distribution of input energy.
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