By Philip L. F. Liu

The purpose of this overview sequence is to give serious commentaries on wisdom within the box of coastal and ocean engineering. every one article will assessment and remove darkness from the advance of the clinical knowing of a selected engineering subject. severe reports on engineering designs and practices in various international locations can be integrated. the 1st quantity of the assessment sequence is a set of 5 papers reviewing quite a lot of examine subject matters in coastal engineering.

the 1st paper, written through Yeh, discusses one of many basic matters touching on many fluid movement difficulties, specifically, unfastened floor boundary stipulations. within the moment paper, a survey on one other boundary dynamics, the seafloor dynamics is gifted. Foda stories fresh reviews at the nonlinear wave strength move into the seabed and diverse modes of wave-induced sediment fluidization procedures in cohesive in addition to in noncohesive seabeds. a number of matters bearing on the interactions among sediment deposit and marine constructions, such as pipeline and breakwater, also are in short reviewed. one of many lively examine components in modeling wave propagation is the development of a unified version that's legitimate from deep water to shallow water. Liu discusses numerous current versions. The sediment flow in the surf quarter is a fancy procedure. it might often be decomposed into the longshore and the cross-shore parts. Dean centred his dialogue at the cross-shore sediment shipping strategy. within the final paper, van der Meer offers a finished evaluate of the layout attention for a rubble mound breakwater. either hydraulic and structural responses are mentioned. layout formulation and graphs are awarded, that are used for a conceptual layout of rubble mount breakwater.

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127) is considered. This yields two equations in which

and £. s yields an expression for ws in terms of ( a n d (p. This expression for ws is now used in the Fourier transform of the free-surface equations (3). Multiplying t h e equation for C, by y/g/(2uj(k)) a n d multiplying t h e equation for

(k) C(k,t) + i u(k) 1/2 ip(k,t), (128) where the dispersion relation is: w = T h e evolution equation for b{k,t) db (k,t) + iu(k)b(k,t) + i^2 n = 1 + iJ2 [g\k\tanh(\k\h)}^2 (129) then is: // dkldk2V^\k,kl,k2)C2n JJ-oo dk1dk2dk3W^\k,k1,k2,k3)C3n n=l 5 S / / / / dkidk2dk3dk4Xin)(k, fci, fe2, * 3 , k^C^ = 0, (130) n=l with the C(n given by: /n-l Cln=[ l[b*(km,t))[ =1 \ H b(km,t)\ •6[k+J2krn-J2k™)> m=l ^ Nonlinear Modulation of Water Waves with * denoting the complex conjugate and $^ m = n (-) = 0 an< ^ llm=n(') whenever £ < n.

Nonlinear Modulation of Water Waves 39 We first sketch the steps along which the Zakharov equation can be obtained. Here, we follow Stiassnie and Shemer (1984), see also Shemer and Stiassnie (1991), where the bottom has been assumed to be horizontal. A detailed account can also be found in Rasmussen (1998). The kinematic and dynamic free-surface conditions are written in terms of the free-surface potential ip(x,t) = $>{x,z = £(x, £),£}, the vertical velocity ivs = (d$>/dz)\z=£ and have been given in Eqs.

This is easiest seen by considering a series expansion for small kh of cg from Eq. (64c) which yields, cg = ^gh(l+j) (l + ^ ) = 0{{khf). (67) As 7 > 0, we have cg > \fgh in the shallow-water approximation. b Notice that in Eq. 14) of Djordjevic and Redekopp (1977), a printing error occurs: the first term between curly brackets has 2c instead of 2c-y in the numerator. c Notice that a misprint in Djordjevic and Redekopp (1978, Eq. 17)) is present: the third term between square brackets in the expression for v\ should have the numerical factor one and not four, see also Eqs.