Simple and explicit solution of wave dispersion equation

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In this study, a simple and explicit solution to the wave dispersion equation is derived based on Guo's logarithmic matching. The proposed solution has a maximum relative error of 0.75% for any water depth that is sufficient for practical calculation. It can also be considered the first approximation for an iteration method if more accuracy is required. It may be useful under practical conditions or for inclusion in wave computer models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalCoastal Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Dispersion equation
  • Linear wave theory
  • Wave celerity
  • Wave length
  • Wave number

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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