Shape Function

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Derivation of The Mild-slope Equation - Vertical Shape Function From Airy Wave Theory
... Since the objective is the description of waves over mildly sloping beds, the shape function is chosen according to Airy wave theory ... in constant depth The form of the shape function is with now in general not a constant, but chosen to vary with and according to the local depth and the linear dispersion ...

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