Advances in Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Water Waves by Qingwei Ma

By Qingwei Ma

Many of the Earth's floor is roofed through water. Many facets of our daily lives and actions could be stricken by water waves not directly. occasionally, the waves could cause catastrophe. one of many examples used to be the tsunami that happened within the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. this means how vital it truly is for us to totally comprehend water waves, specifically the very huge ones. a method to take action is to accomplish numerical simulation in line with the nonlinear idea. substantial study advances were made during this quarter over the last decade through constructing quite a few numerical tools and employing them to rising difficulties; in spite of the fact that, in the past there was no accomplished booklet to mirror those advances. This precise quantity goals to bridge this hole. This e-book includes 18 self-contained chapters written by way of greater than 50 authors from 12 diverse international locations, a lot of whom are world-leading specialists within the box. each one bankruptcy relies more often than not at the pioneering paintings of the authors and their examine groups during the last a long time. The chapters altogether care for just about all numerical equipment which have been hired thus far to simulate nonlinear water waves and canopy many vital and intensely attention-grabbing purposes, akin to overturning waves, breaking waves, waves generated by means of landslides, freak waves, solitary waves, tsunamis, sloshing waves, interplay of utmost waves with seashores, interplay with mounted buildings, and interplay with free-response floating buildings. accordingly, this e-book offers a complete assessment of the cutting-edge study and key achievements in numerical modeling of nonlinear water waves, and serves as a special reference for postgraduates, researchers and senior engineers operating in undefined.

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Elevations observed in such a wave field follow a Gaussian distribution (Dean & Dalrymple14 ). Within the framework of a free surface description up to second order in wave steepness, elevations in narrow banded wave fields are shown to follow a Tayfun distribution ANSW02 March 3, 2010 10:14 World Scientific Review Volume - 9in x 6in 2D-DNS of the Dynamics of Rogue Waves under Wind Action ANSW02 45 (Tayfun15 ). None of these distributions take into account the nonlinear focusing, leading to an increase of freak waves occurrence in free wave fields.

We point to particularly three highlights. 28,30 A reason why they observed the pattern was, first, that they suppressed the class I instability – the sideband instability – by putting in the wave tank a thin sheet of plastic-film on the water surface, and, secondly, the L1 -pattern was triggered because of parametric resonance taking place in the lateral motion in the wave tank, determining the value of the lateral wavenumber, qk0 . This L1 -pattern should be observed in coastal waters where the modulational instability becomes relatively weaker.

Camb. Univ. Press. 320 pp. 38. Trulsen, K. (1999). Trans. ASME, 121, pp. 126-130. 39. Kharif, C. and Pelinovsky, E. (2003). Physical mechanisms of the rogue wave phenomenon. Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 22, pp. 603-634. 40. , Huseby, M. and Jensen, A. (2003). Kinematics of extreme waves in deep water. Appl. , 25, pp. 355-366. 41. Grue, J. and Jensen, A. (2006). Experimental velocities and accelerations in very steep wave events in deep water. Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 25, pp. 554-564. 42. Dold, J. W. & Peregrine, D.

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