Harleman, Donald R. F. Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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- Oscillatory waves
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Disturbances that are propagated at a gas-liquid interface and are dependent primarily upon the gravitational property of the liquid (surface tension and viscosity being of secondary importance). Wave motions that occur in confined fluids (either liquid or gaseous) are dependent primarily upon the elastic property of the medium. See also: Water hammer
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