COMPUTATION OF BREAKING WAVES WITH A PANEL METHOD

Jan Broeze

Abstract


Some basic properties and computational results are presented of a solution method for potential flow problems, with nonlinear waves at the free surface. The results show that stable and accurate results can be obtained for nonlinear wave propagation problems, up to the stage of breaking waves, though no numerical smoothing is applied. Also the interaction with constructions on the bottom can be computed well. For efficient usage of the available CPU-time, a suitable condition for the time increments in nonlinear computations is given.

Keywords


breaking waves; panel method; breaking computation

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