The performance of a multi-unit wavemaker for generating directionally-spread waves has been studied using the three-dimensional, radiation-diffraction code WAMIT. Design choices of wavemaker geometry (including type of motion, total number of units and size of individual units) affects various parameters of performance, including quality of radiated waves and inertial load that actuators must overcome. The sensitivity of generated waves to these variables is demonstrated.
Numerical Studies of Directional Wavemaker Performance
O'Dea, John F., and J. Nicholas Newman. "Numerical Studies of Directional Wavemaker Performance." Paper presented at the SNAME 28th American Towing Tank Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, August 2007. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-2007-002
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