NUMERICAL MODELING OF WAVE DEFORMATION WITH A CURRENT

Susumu Ohnaka, Akira Watanabe, Mashiko Isobe

Abstract


A numerical computation method for a wave field coexisting with a current is presented to study wave-current interaction on a slowly varying bottom topography. Derivation is given for a new set of time-dependent mildslope equations extended to a wave and current coexisting field, which can deal with wave deformation due to combined refraction, diffraction, reflection and breaking as well as to wave-current interaction. Discussion is made on the numerical computation schemes, boundary conditions and breaking conditions. Some examples of the numerical computations are shown for wave and current coexisting fields.

Keywords


wave deformation; numerical model

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