BERNOULLI LOOPS IN SURFACE GRAVITY WAVES

Kern E. Kenyon

4632 North Lane, Del Mar, CA, USA
Email: kernken@aol.com

ABSTRACT
With help from Bernoulli’s law applied to closed streamlines (loops) and the cross-stream force balance, the depth decay rate is calculated for the orbital speed of fluid particles in progressive surface gravity waves. It appears to be unlikely that the decay rate will turn out to be the exponential one predicted classically. Experimental data, from streak photographs, are needed to provide the orbital radius of curvature as a function of depth in order to complete the solution of the linear governing equation for the orbital speed in which the radius is a non-constant coefficient.

Key words: Surface gravity waves, fluid particle velocity

Cite this article:
Kenyon, K.E. (2019). Bernoulli Loops In Surface Gravity Waves. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(8), 1-4.