ENERGY PROPERTIES AND SHOALING OF HIGHER-ORDER STOKES WAVES ON A CURRENT

The energy density, the energy flux, the set-down, the radiation stress, and some wave energy velocities have been derived correct to fourth order in wave steepness for waves on a vorticity-free current. The energy flux and the set-down have been used for shoaling predictions for finite amplitude waves with and without a net volume flux. The results with a zero volume flux are compared with more accurate shoaling predictions showing rather good accordance, except for large steepnesses. This also applies to the deep water wave energy transport velocity. The results with a net volume flux show that the steepness of the waves reduced the influence of this flux on the wave evolution. Some problems in connection with the orders in Stokes waves are discussed, among others concerning the dispersion relation and the orders of integral properties. Bed shear and accompanying dissipation is neglected.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ocean Engng, v 22 n 8, Nov 1995, p 819 [39 p, 42 ref, 16 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Jonsson, I G
    • Arneborg, L
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00718480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM