7. The Application of Ray Methods to Wave Refraction Studies

  1. P.P.G. Dyke,
  2. A.O. Moscardini and
  3. E.H. Robson
  1. I.M. Townend and
  2. I.A. Savell

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/LN012p0137

Offshore and Coastal Modelling

Offshore and Coastal Modelling

How to Cite

Townend, I.M. and Savell, I.A. (1985) The Application of Ray Methods to Wave Refraction Studies, in Offshore and Coastal Modelling (eds P.P.G. Dyke, A.O. Moscardini and E.H. Robson), Springer-Verlag, New York Inc.. doi: 10.1029/LN012p0137

Author Information

  1. Halcrow Maritime Offshore and Energy, Burderop Park, Swindon, Wiltshire. SN4 OQD.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783540960546

Online ISBN: 9781118669150



  • Directional spectrum;
  • Finite element models;
  • Ray methods;
  • Vocoidal wave theory;
  • Wave breaking and wave energy;
  • Wave orthogonal and wave rays;
  • Wave refraction model;
  • Wave spectrum


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ray Models

  • Application of the Ray Model, a Simple Case

  • A Study Including Wave Breaking

  • A Study Including Diffraction and Reflection

  • Future Developments

  • References