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dc.creatorYe, Mao
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-07T22:39:13Z
dc.date.available2012-06-07T22:39:13Z
dc.date.created1994
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1994-THESIS-Y375
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to digital@library.tamu.edu, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough irregular ocean waves can be viewed as the summation of many wave components with different frequencies, accurate prediction of elevation evolution and kinematics is difficult due to the existence of nonlinear interactions among the wave components. A Hybrid Wave Model is developed to describe these nonlinear interactions between the wave components. In this study, the formulations of the Hybrid Wave Model are derived and examined to satisfy the basic hydrodynamic principles up to second order of the wave steepness. The numerical scheme as well as the software package based on the model are developed for the predictions of the short-distance wave evolution and kinematics of an irregular wave field. The numerical results are compared extensively with four sets of laboratory measurements as well as predictions using linear wave theory and its stretching and extrapolation modifications. The excellent agreement between the model predictions and the measurements confirms the advantages of the Hybrid Wave Model, and indicates great improvements both in accuracy and reliability over the other prediction methods, especially for steep and broad-banded wave trains.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectocean engineering.en
dc.subjectMajor ocean engineering.en
dc.titlePredictions of undirectional irregular wave kinematics and evolutionen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineocean engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
dc.type.genrethesisen
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