UNCERTAINTIES IN THE VALIDATION OF HARBOR WAVE MODELS

Zeki Demirbilek, Bingyi Xu, Vigay Panchang

Abstract


Various sources of uncertainties contributing to the difficulties in the validation of harbor wave models with field measurements are discussed in this paper. Some aspects of a new theoretical formulation for removing these uncertainties for estimates of waves in harbors are presented. Implementation of the new formulation is illustrated for waves incident on a planar beach by comparing numerical model predictions to the closed-form analytical solution for normal incident waves and to the results from an one-dimensional Helmholtz equation for oblique waves.

Keywords


wave model; harbor; model uncertainty

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