An evaluation of directional analysis techniques for multidirectional, partially reflected waves Part 1:numerical investigations

Ilic, Suzana and Chadwick, Andrew and Helm-Petersen, Jacob (2000) An evaluation of directional analysis techniques for multidirectional, partially reflected waves Part 1:numerical investigations. Journal of Hydraulic Research, 38 (4). pp. 243-252. ISSN 0022-1686

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Abstract

Recent studies of advanced directional analysis techniques have mainly centred on incident wave fields. In the study of coastal structures, however, partially reflective wave fields are commonly present. In the near structure field, phase locked methods can be successfully applied. In the far field, non-phased locked methods are more appropriate. In this paper, the accuracy of two non-phased locked methods of directional analysis, the maximum likelihood method (MLM) and the Bayesian directional method (BDM) have been quantitatively evaluated using numerical simulations for the case of multidirectional waves with partial reflections. It is shown that the results are influenced by the ratio of distance from the reflector (L) to the length of the time series (S) used in the spectral analysis. Both methods are found to be capable of determining the incident and reflective wave fields when US > 0.5. The BBM provides, in most cases, more accurate estimates of incident significant wave height, average reflection coefficients and directional spreading.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Hydraulic Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2200/2205
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 71698
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2014 09:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 09:02
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/71698

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