Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Research Article

The diffraction of an obliquely incident surface wave by a vertical barrier of finite depth

T. R. Faulknera1

a1 Department of Theoretical Mechanics, University Park, Nottingham

The effect of a vertical barrier, fixed in an infinitely deep sea, on normally incident surface waves of small amplitude was first considered by Ursell (1) and generalizations which retain the two-dimensional aspects of the problem have subsequently been considered by John (2) and Lewin (3). The fluid motion due to the flexural vibrations of a barrier of finite depth has been considered by Alblas (4), the motion in this case being three-dimensional.

(Received December 03 1965)