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Measurement and Analysis of Laboratory Generated Steep Waves

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Subrata K. Chakrabarti

Offshore Structure Analysis, Inc., 13613 Capista Dr., Plainfield, IL 60544e-mail: Chakrab@aol.com

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 125(1), 17-24 (Feb 28, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1556403 History: Received February 01, 2002; Revised September 01, 2002; Online February 28, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Waves , Water , Kinematics
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Miche’s breaking wave criterion versus test data
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Regular wave horizontal velocity correlation with regular stream function theory
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Regular wave horizontal velocity correlation with irregular stream function theory (– data [[dashed_line]]theory)
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Regular wave vertical velocity correlation with irregular stream function theory (– data [[dashed_line]]theory)
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Random nearbreaking wave velocity correlation (– data [[dashed_line]]theory)
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Random breaking wave velocity correlation (– data [[dashed_line]]theory)
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Vertical profile of horizontal velocity amplitude
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Test setup showing caisson model and measuring instruments
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Photo of generated random wave profile- (a) near-breaking, (b) breaking
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Steady moment CD values
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Measured time history of wave and forces
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Horizontal force correlation (– data [[dashed_line]]theory)

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