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On the excitation of edge waves on beaches

Minzoni, A. A. and Whitham, G. B. (1977) On the excitation of edge waves on beaches. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 79 (2). pp. 273-287. ISSN 0022-1120.

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The excitation of standing edge waves of frequency ½ω by a normally incident wave train of frequency ω has been discussed previously (Guza & Davis 1974; Guza & Inman 1975; Guza & Bowen 1976) on the basis of shallow-water theory. Here the problem is formulated in the full water-wave theory without making the shallow-water approximation and solved for beach angles β = π/2N, where N is an integer. The work confirms the shallow-water results in the limit N » 1, shows the effect of larger beach angles and allows a more complete discussion of some aspects of the problem.

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Additional Information:© 1977 Cambridge University Press. Received July 26 1976. Published Online April 11 2006. This research was supported in part by the Office of Naval Research, U.S. Navy. A. A. Minzoni thanks the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Teconologia (C.O.N.A.C.Y.T. Mexico) for his generous fellowship.
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Official Citation: A. A. Minzoni and G. B. Whitham (1977). On the excitation of edge waves on beaches. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 79 , pp 273-287 doi:10.1017/S0022112077000159
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