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Water-wave impact on walls. (English) Zbl 1039.76007
Lumley, John L. (ed.) et al., Annual review of fluid mechanics. Vol. 35. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews (ISBN 0-8243-0735-6/hbk). Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 35, 23-43 (2003).
Summary: The more violent impacts of water waves on walls create velocities and pressures having magnitudes much larger than those associated with the propagation of ordinary waves under gravity. Insight into these effects has been gained by irrotational-flow computations and by investigating the role of entrained and trapped air in wave impacts. This review focuses on the results of theoretical work, making particular note of the value of considering pressure impulse, and highlights the aspects that are poorly understood.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1005.00021].

MSC:
76B15 Water waves, gravity waves; dispersion and scattering, nonlinear interaction
76-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to fluid mechanics
86A05 Hydrology, hydrography, oceanography
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