Small Amplitude Wave Theory

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Parameters of a water wave, using small amplitude wave theory.


Updated 21 Dec 2007

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Computing the main parameters of a Water wave, using the small amplitude wave theory.

d = water deep (m)
H = wave height (m)
T = wave period (s)
z = depth below the SWL (m)
anitime = time animation (s)

k = wave number
sigma = Frecuency
L = wave length
C = wave phase velocity
Cg = wave group velocity
Energy = energy density
Energy_flux = energy flux
Sxx = Radiation stress (onshore)
Syy = Radiation stress (longshore)
steepness = wave steepness
ursell = Ursell parameter
eta = wave profile
u, w = water particle velocity
ax, az = water particle accelerations
tseta, epsilon = water particle displacements
p = subsurface pressure



[k,sigma,L,C,Cg,Energy,Energy_flux,Sxx,Syy,ursell,steepness,eta,u,w,ax,az,tseta,epsilon,p] = SmallAmplitude(50,3,10,5,5);

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for Engineers and Scientist. World Scientific. Singapure
Le Mehuate, Bernard. (1976). An introduction to hidrodynamics
and water waves. Springer-Verlag. USA.
Sarawagi, T. (1995). Coastal Engineering-Waves, Beaches,
Wave-Structure Interactions. Developments in
Geotechnical Engineering, 78. Elservier. Netherlands.

Programming: Gabriel Ruiz Martinez.
UNAM 2006.

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Gabriel Ruiz-Martinez (2022). Small Amplitude Wave Theory (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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