The generation and propagation of deep water multichromatic non-linear long crested surface wave

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Conference14th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, May 23 -28, 2004, Toulon, France
SubjectNonlinear-waves; regular; irregular waves; nonlinear free surface conditions; multichromatic; non-orthogonal coordinates; waveform relaxation
AbstractA two dimensional rectangular basin containing an incompressible inviscid homogeneous fluid, initially at rest with a horizontal free surface of finite extent is considered to generate and propagate nonlinear, long-crested waves. A depth profile for the potential is assumed, giving us a waveform relaxation method, thereby drastically reducing the computational cost of solving Laplace?s equation. A multichromatic stochastic wavemaker employing a Dirichlet type boundary condition is applied, with the latter following a standard wave energy spectrum. Laplace's equation is solved using a non-orthogonal boundary fitted curvilinear coordinate system, which follows the free surface, and the full nonlinear kinematic and dynamic free surface boundary conditions are employed. The behavior of this model is studied using standard signal processing tools and a discussion of the results is given. In addition, statistical properties of the output of the model are related to the corresponding statistical properties of the input.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number6042
NPARC number8895635
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