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Wave Forces on Piles using CEM charts

Wave Forces on Piles using CEM charts

Wave Forces on Piles using CEM charts

Anyone with some experience on using the charts  (Fig VI-5-135 to 138) in the Coastal Engineering Manual to calculate maximum wave forces (combined inertia & drag) on vertical piles.?  

The charts do not appear to apply when the wave height/pile diameter is less than 2 i.e. small waves for typical pile structures.  There are charts for W = 0.05, 0.1, 0.5 and 1.0 but none for W greater than 1.0.      

Are there any other charts I could use for these smaller waves – at this stage I am after a ball park value – so not after a complex calculation.

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