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McKesson, Chris B. Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Wake-wash characteristics
- Wake-wash propagation
- Wake-wash impacts
- Types of prediction
- Prediction of ship-generated waves
- Prediction of the wake-wash propagation
- Prediction of shoreline impact
- Additional Reading
Moving ships generate waves called wake wash, which may be harmful to the shoreline or to other users of the waterway. Estimating the impact of these waves and controlling their formation requires the ability to predict their characteristics. Ship wake-wash prediction is one component of minimizing a ship's environmental impact.
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