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Investigation of Wave Focusing over a Parabolic Step

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Water Wave Critical Angle Incoming Wave Tank Wall Convert Wave Energy 
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© Springer, Berlin Heidelberg 1986

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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