Uncertainties in the validation of harbor wave models

Zeki Demirbilek, Bingyi Xu, Vijay Panchang

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Various sources of uncertainties contributing to the difficulties in the validation of harbor wave models with field measurements are discussed in this paper. Some aspects of a new theoretical formulation for removing these uncertainties for estimates of waves in harbors are presented. Implementation of the new formulation is illustrated for waves incident on a planar beach by comparing numerical model predictions to the closed-form analytical solution for normal incident waves and to the results from an one-dimensional Helmholtz equation for oblique waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1267
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1996 25th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 4) - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 2 Sep 19966 Sep 1996


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering

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