Determination of waves in three dimensions

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Morten Jakobsen
4. term, Structural and Civil Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
Multi-directional waves are generated and analyzed theoretically based on the three dimensional wave spectra.
The generation of waves covers both wave fields containing only incident waves and waves with both incident and reflected waves. These waves are then analyzed based on a piecewise constant method and later by the Maximum Likelihood Method.
To verify the results commercial software is used and compared with the results obtained from the implemented methods.
Additionally wave series obtained from IAHR are analyzed to determine the reliability of the implemented analyzing methods.
The wave gauge array used in this project is the CERC 5 gauge array. To determine the resolution of the directional wave spectra obtained by the CERC array it is compared to alternative wave gauge arrays.
Publication dateJun 2011
Number of pages90
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
ID: 52988203