NEAR BOTTOM VELOCITIES IN WAVES WITH A CURRENT; ANALYTICAL AND NUMERICAL COMPUTATIONS

W.G.M. van Kesteren, W.T. Bakker

Abstract


In this paper, starting from the Prandtl hypothesis a three-dimensional numerical bottom boundary layer model has been developed, which allows to calculate bottom friction by a combination of waves and currents. The model has been compared with two-dimensional analytical computations which gave similar results. The bottom friction values found are comparable to the ones, found by Lundgren (1972), however in the most relevant cases somewhat less. Furthermore in the two-dimensional case the model has been compared with measurements of Bakker and Van Doom (1978). With respect to the oscillatory motion, still some minor deviations occur between theory and measurements, due to deficiencies of the Prandtl theory.

Keywords


near bottom velocity; current; numerical computation; analytical computation

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