Investigation of Wave Focusing over a Parabolic Step

  • R. Cengiz Ertekin
  • Gerasime M. Monopolis
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


We report here upon an exploratory investigation of wave focusing over a bottom step which has a parabolic shape in the horizontal plane. Although building of a large-scale reflector can be a very costly project, the idea of using a parabolic reflector--either in the form of a wall or a step discontinuity at the bottom-- will be presented along with small-scale experimental results to test the feasibility of such systems. Some theoretical considerations for analytical description will be discussed.


Water Wave Critical Angle Incoming Wave Tank Wall Convert Wave Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cengiz Ertekin
    • 1
  • Gerasime M. Monopolis
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Naval Architecture and Offshore EngineeringUniv. of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Civil Engineering/Hydraulic EngineeringUniv. of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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