Methods of creating a complex seaway in a model basin
The wave patterns due to long wave generators, which produce displacements uniformly distributed along their length, are first investigated. Formulas are developed by which the diffraction pattern produced by single sources or long wave generators can be estimated. Approximations have been made when simplified computation procedures could be obtained thereby. These methods are then used to investigate the types of short crested seas, which could be produced in circular or rectangular model basins by a limited number of wave generators. It is found that short crested seas can be produced in this ...
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