Tomokazu Murakami, Jun Yoshino, Takashi Yasuda


When large and intensive water surface displacements are caused by developed wind waves due to a typhoon, it is impossible in the Eulerian coordinate system to measure water particle velocities continuously in a domain between the wave trough level and the mean water level. Consequently, the domain between the wave trough level and the mean water level becomes a void zone where the Reynolds stress cannot be described. By treating the sea surface boundary layer including the void zone as a bursting layer, we modeled the Reynolds stress in the bursting layer. Validity of that modeling was verified by performing comparisons with experimentally obtained results.


Reynolds stress; sea surface boundary layer; wind-wave breakers

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