# How to calculate the velocity of waves?

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by dustman, Jan 2, 2022.

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### dustmanSenior Member

How do you calculate the velocity of waves?

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### jehardimanSenior Member

I'm assuming you meant a gravity wave in water and not a wake wave, though for far field they are indistinguishable. By either period or length with depth in relation to wavelength causing waves in shallow water to "stack up".

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### dustmanSenior Member

Thank you, that's what I needed.

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### dustmanSenior Member

Will read this weekend. I was primarily interested in open ocean waves but good to understand their behavior when approaching shallow water, inlets, etc. I am interested in any and all papers concerning hydrodynamics, waves, the interaction between boat hulls and waves, aerodynamics of sails and boat structures above the waterline. Thanks again.

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### jehardimanSenior Member

For the interaction of waves with vessels, I recommend Dynamics of Marine Vehicles by Bhattacharya. There are several pdf's on the net.

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