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Physical models and laboratory techniques in coastal engineering

Author: Steven A Hughes
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, ©1993.
Series: Advanced series on ocean engineering, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the art and science of physical modelling as applied in coastal engineering. Topics covered include: advantages and disadvantages of physical models; systems of units; dimensional analysis;  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Hughes
ISBN: 9810215401 9789810215408 981021541X 9789810215415
OCLC Number: 30067318
Description: xv, 568 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1.1. Coastal Engineering Design Tools. 1.2. Brief History of Hydraulic Modeling. 1.3. Advantages of Physical Models. 1.4. Disadvantages of Physical Models. 1.5. Overview of Hydraulic Physical Models --
2. Dimensional Analysis. 2.1. Dimensions. 2.2. Principles of Dimensional Analysis. 2.3. Dimensional Analysis Methodology --
3. Principles of Similitude. 3.1. The Concept of Similitude. 3.2. Requirements of Similitude. 3.3. Hydraulic Similitude --
4. Hydrodynamic Models. 4.1. Introduction to Hydrodynamic Models. 4.2. Short-Wave Hydrodynamic Models. 4.3. Long-Wave Hydrodynamic Models. 4.4. Other Model Study Considerations --
5. Coastal Structure Models. 5.1. Introduction to Structure Models. 5.2. Rubble-Mound Structures. 5.3. Sloping Impermeable Structures. 5.4. Vertical-Wall Structures. 5.5. Composite Structures. 5.6. Floating Structures. 5.7. Other Modeling Considerations --
6. Sediment Transport Models. 6.1. Introduction to Movable-Bed Models. 6.2. Movable-Bed Scaling Requirements. 6.3. Bedload-Dominated Transport Models. 6.4. Suspension-Dominated Models. 6.5. Fixed-Bed Tracer Studies. 6.6. Other Movable-Bed Model Aspects --
7. Laboratory Wave Generation --
7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Two-Dimensional Governing Equations. 7.3. First-Order Wave Generation. 7.4. Nonlinear Wave Generation. 7.5. Transient Wave Generation. 7.6. Irregular (2-D) Wave Generation. 7.7. Directional (3-D) Wave Generation. 7.8. Additional Wave Generation Topics --
8. Laboratory Measurement and Analysis. 8.1. Laboratory Measurements. 8.2. Measurement Tools and Techniques. 8.3. Wave Data Analysis. 8.4. Wave Reflection Analysis --
A Metric (SI) System --
B Symbols and Notation.
Series Title: Advanced series on ocean engineering, v. 7.
Responsibility: Steven A. Hughes.

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