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Wave Trapping by Trapezoidal Porous Breakwater

  • Santanu KoleyEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

The trapping of normally incident free surface water waves by a porous trapezoidal breakwater is studied in the context of two-dimensional linearized and potential water wave theory. The trapezoidal porous breakwater is situated at a finite distance away from the leeward rigid wall. The mathematical solution of the related boundary value problem is obtained using the well-known boundary element method. The flow of the water through the porous medium is modeled using Sollitt and Cross model for thick porous structure (see [13]). A number of important physical parameters such as wave loads on the rigid wall, reflection coefficient, and free surface elevations are calculated and discussed in detail.

Keywords

Porosity Breakwater Boundary element method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Birla Institute of Technology and Science—PilaniHyderabad CampusHyderabadIndia

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