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Ucrl 51235 Water Wave Generation

Ucrl 51235 Water Wave Generation

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A Method for Estimating Heights of Water Waves Generated by Underwater Cratering Explosions.
A Method for Estimating Heights of Water Waves Generated by Underwater Cratering Explosions.

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TID-4500, UC-35Nuclear Explosions
Peaceful Applications
LIS
LAWRENCE UVERMORE LABORATORY
UCRL-51235
A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING HEIGHTS OF WATER WAVESGENERATED BY
UNDERWATER
CRATERING EXPLOSIONS
W. J. Garcia, Jr.
MS.
date: Ju*e 7, 1972
-NOTICE-
This report was prepared as an account of work,sponsored by the United States Government, Neitherthe United States nor the United States Atomic EnergyCommission, nor nny of their employees, nor any oftheir contractors, subcontractors, or their employee,makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes anylegal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, apparatus,product or process disclosed, or represents that its usewould not infringe privately owned rights.
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Contents
AbstractIntroductionAnalysis of DataNumerical Calculations and Laboratory Experiments .... 3ConclusionsReferences „
 
A METHOD FOR ESTIMATING HEIGHTSOF WATER WAVES GENERATED BYUNDERWATER CRATERING EXPLOSIONSAbstract
This paper describes a method to predict the wave heights of water wavesgenerated by underwater cratering explosions. The method of predicting waveheights is based upon underwater explosiondata, the results of numerical modelsimulations, and laboratory experiments.In order to predict wave heights andwave crest elevations of waves generatedby underwater cratering explosions inshallow water, the empirical data fromexplosion tests are analyzed and the results are checked with a combination ofnumerical calculations and laboratoryexperiments. If nuclear explosives areused to excavate harbors, one safetyfeature that must be considered is theflooding caused by the waves generatedby the explosion. Impulsively generatedwaves from nuclear explosions have manyof the same characteristics as other impulsively generated waves such astsunamis (produced by ocean floor movements from earthquakes) or waves produced by landslides into reservoirs or
bays.
Van Dorn published data comparing waves produced by nuclear explosionsWe found that the ratio of wave height tosource displacement is independent of thedetails of the displacement-time historyof the source motion. A method for simulating water wave generation by underwater cratering explosions with a numerical model is also discussed.with a large tsunami. The major difference between explosion generated wavesand other impulsively generated waves isthe size of the source motion comparedwith the water depth. Source displacementfor the class of underwater explosionsunder consideration is large, about tentimes the water depth, while the sourcedisplacement for tsunamis is small, lessthan one hundredth of the water depth. Inspite of the diClarences in source motion,the waves have the san» characteristics.Both systems are dispersive and bothtravel at about the shallow water wavespeed. Since the similarities in thesystems are much greater than theirdifference, the same type of analysis canbe used for both. In addition, the empirical data from underwater crateringexplosions are particularly useful in
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