Modelling Multi-Directional Wind Waves and Swell in an Experimental Basin

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ConferenceInternational Workshop on "Natural Disaster by Storm Waves and their Reproduction in Experimental Basin", November 1999, Hyoto, Japan
Subjectmulti-directional waves; swell; wind waves
AbstractResults of four models to simulate the co-existence of swell and wind waves in an experimental basin are presented. Engineers can use these models to assess the effects of wave directionality on structures, and to study effects of swell and wind waves separately, before combining these wave systems to determine their effects together. A frequency interlace technique was used to superimpose swell and wind waves to form a combined wave field. Measured and numerically synthesized results indicated that the quality of the combined wave is comparable to that of a multi-directional wave. The combined wave field is spatially homogeneous and repeatable. Bi-directional spreading was reproduced in frequencies where swell and wind wave spectra overlapped.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number5624
NPARC number8896296
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