AbstractPassive wave absorption is an integral component of the physical modeling environment, used to minimise unwanted reflections of wave energy that compromise test results. This paper reviews data for methods of passive absorbers and then extends this knowledge through the design and implementation of a device that can be removed from the working water surface. The modeling tests that were carried out in this paper demonstrate that a parabolic spending beach can perform by absorbing waves with coefficients of reflection Cr(energy) significantly <10%.
Allsop, N. W. H., 1995. "Vertical walls and breakwaters : optimisation to improve vessel safety and wave disturbance by reducing wave reflections", Invited chapter in book, Wave Forces on Inclined and Vertical Structures - Editor Z. Demirbilek, ASCE, NEW YORK, 1995.
Allsop, N. W. H. & McBride, M. W., 1994. "Reflections from vertical walls : the potential for improvement in vessel safety and wave disturbance", Paper to the 2nd MCS Project Workshop, Madrid, October 1993 [and in Proceeding International Workshop on Wave Barriers in Deep Water, Port & Harbour Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan, p. 101-128].
Allsop, N. W. H., McBride, M. W., Colombo, D., 1994. "The reflection performance of vertical walls and 'low reflection' alternatives - results of random wave flume tests", Paper to the 3rd MCS Project Workshop, Emmelord.
Bergmann, H., Oumeraci, H., 1999. "Hydraulic performance of perforated structures", COPEDEC V, Cape Town, South Africa, p. 1340-1349.
Cho, I. H., Kim, M. H., 2008. "Development of wave absorbing system using an inclined porous plates", IWWWFB23 (International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies), 13-16 April, Jeju, Korea.
Chwang, A. T. & Dong, Z., 1984. "Wave trapping due to a porous plate", Proc. 15th Symp. on Naval Hydrodynamics, p. 407-417.
Dhinakaran, G., Sundar, V., Sundaravadivelu, R., Graw, K. U., 2001. "Pressures on a seaside perforated semicircular breakwater", Int Conf. in Ocean Engineering, 11-14 December.
Fryer, D. K., Mitchell, J. E., 1991. "A wave absorber for ship tanks and seakeeping model test basins", Int. Shipbuild, Progr., 38, no. 416 (1991), p. 393-410.
Galleno, M., O'Doherty, N., Simons, R. R., 2002. "Experimental and theoretical assessment of novel wave absorbers", ICCE, p. 1353-1363.
Gardner J, Townend I.W. & Fleming C.A. (1986) "Design of a Slotted Vertical Screen Breakwater" Chapter 138, Proceedings ICCE, p. 1881-1893, Publn. ASCE, New York
Gardener J.D. & Townend I.H. (1988) "Slotted vertical screen breakwaters" Proc. ICE Conf. on Design of Breakwaters, pp 283 - 298, ISBN 0 7277 1351 5, publn Thomas Telford, London.
Goda, Y. & Ippen, A. T., 1963. "Theoretical and experimental investigation of wave energy dissipators composed of wire mesh screens", Hydrodynamics Laboratory Report No.60, Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Goda, Y. (1974), "New wave pressure formulae for composite breakwater, Proc. of 14th Int. Conf. Coastal Eng., Copenhagen, Denmark, ASCE, New York (1974), pp. 1702-1720.
Goda, Y. & Suzuki, Y., 1976. "Estimation of incident and reflected waves in random wave experiments," Proc. 15th Coastal Eng. Conf., 1, p. 828-845.
Goda, Y., 1985. "Random seas and design of maritime structures", Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 15, World Scientific.
Götschenberg, A. & Scheffer, H.-J., 1984. "Three dimensional investigations on wave reflection including irregular waves", Fourth Congress-Asian and Pacific Division International Association for Hydraulic Research Chiang Mai, 11-13 September, Thailand.
Hughes, S. A., 1993. "Physical models and laboratory techniques in coastal engineering", Advanced Deep Waters, pp362-401, Port and Harbour Research Institute, Yokosuka, Japan.
Twu, S. & Lin, D., 1991. "On a highly effective wave absorber", Coastal Engineering (15), p. 389-405.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-3839(91)90018-C
Twu, S. W. & Wang, Y. T., 1994. "A computational model of the wave absorption by the multilayer porous media", Coastal Engineering 24, p. 97-109.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-3839(94)90028-0
Weckman, J., Bigham, G. N., Dixon, R. O., 1983. "Reflection characteristics of a wave-absorbing pier", Proc. Coastal Structures '83, ASCE, Arlington, p. 953-960.
Yeh, H. & Mok, K. M., 1990. "Experimental Facility for Progressive Edge Waves", Water Wave Kinematics, Ed. by Tørum, A. & Gudmestad, O.T., Kluwer Academic Publisher, Dordrecht, 645-648.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0531-3_45