Wave prediction in reservoirs: a literature review

Wave prediction in reservoirs: a literature review.
Owen, M.W.
Project Report. HR Wallingford. (1987)

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Abstract:This report describes a review of the available literature referring to wind waves in lakes and reservoirs. Published information on wave measurements is examined, concentrating particularly on those articles which contain sufficient detail for the data to be compared with wave prediction techniques. Since almost all wave prediction methods for reservoirs are based on modifications to open ocean techniques, these methods are briefly reviewed and compared, confining attention to those relatively simple formulae which can be presented graphically or programmed on a desk-top computer. The report then considers the various ways in which these formulae have been adapted for application in reservoirs, and examines the data to support these modifications. The literature review indicates that there is still considerable uncertainty about wave prediction in reservoirs, and makes suggestions for further research to improve the reliability of predictions. The work described in this report was funded by the Department of the Environment under research contract PECD 7/7/187, and formed a part of the research on reservoir safety recommended by the Department's Reservoir Safety Committee. The review was carried out by Mr M W Owen, Research Manager of the Coastal Engineering Group within the Maritime Engineering Department.
Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Coasts > Overtopping
ID Code:583
Deposited On:26 Sep 2012 14:48
Last Modified:20 Jul 2015 08:50

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