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Deep-water plunging wave pressures on a vertical plane wall.

1988
37 pp.
MITSG 91-18J

This paper presents a systematic study of pressures on a vertical wall resulting from controlled, plunging waves in deep water. Simultaneous measurement of the kinematics and dynamics of impact show that impact occurs through focusing of the incident wave front onto the wall, trapping air in the process. The authors examine the pressures involved, discussing differences in pressure due to randomness in trapped air dynamics.

type: Technical reports

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