examined through physical-model measurements made in an idealized inlet. One
goal of the study was to provide the data to develop and validate numerical
understand the processes. The other goal was to validate a video system
developed for measurement of wave direction to develop improved technology
for calculating wave transformation at inlets.
Following this Introduction are the experiment design (including the
laboratory facility, the instrumentation, and the experimental series), described in
Chapter 2; wave direction measurement technique and experiment procedures
discussed in Chapter 3; and data analysis (including sequence of events,
calibration, sampling, data analysis methods, data format, and example plots)
presented in Chapter 4. Chapter 4 discusses and presents results of data
collection for four structural configurations. Note that Chapter 5 presents a new
technique for determining wave direction that was developed in this study. Also
presented are comparisons of video and velocity meter measurements of wave
angle. Chapter 6 summarizes the report and presents conclusions.
Chapter 1 Introduction