Wind Surge: Interactive On-line Mac and PC
This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project
Context for Use
Teaching Notes and Tips
Student problem: Assess the effect of varying the windspeed on the surge elevations for a given basin geometry. Do the same with the water depth and basin length for a fixed wind speed. Plot your results.
Student problem: Examine the influence of the end wall. Find a basin size and wind speed such that a given wall height is overtopped (note: if overtopping occurs, the word 'overtopping' is written next to the eta(l) value.) Then, increase the wall elevation until overtopping stops. Explain the difference in results.
Both of these student problems were suggested by Robert A. Dalrymple, Center for Applied Coastal Research,University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716,USA