An experimental study on nonlinear wave dynamics: Rouge wave generation and wave blocking

Wen Yang Hsu, Igor Shugan, Wen Son Chiang, Ray Yeng Yang, Hwung Hweng Hwung, Sergey Kuznetsov, Yana Saprykina

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Abstract

Wave modulation due to Bengamin Feir Instability (BFI) in the presence of long wave (swell) is investigated in the elaborate experiments. The mechanically generated waves are composed of three discrete waves; while the newly generated harmonics due to BFI still combining into discrete spectra with the same frequency difference step. These stable discrete waves allow us to further examine the basic properties of nonlinear wave-wave interactions, such as the variation of phase speeds and wave numbers along the wave tank together with speed of crests, especial for the large transient waves. The measured values have a reasonable correspondence to the available nonlinear model estimations. The technique proposed in this study is verified to accurately measure the phase speed and wave number of each harmonic in the wave group. Phase speeds of short waves have a significant amplification in the vicinity of big transient waves, while the speeds of longer waves are close to linear values. The relative long wave (storm wave) travelling with short waves (wind waves) dramatically change the local kurtosis and skewness and may have an important role for the generation of large transient wave and provide an opportunity for triggering the freak waves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
EditorsPatrick Lynett
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
ISBN (Electronic)9780989661126
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 Jun 152014 Jun 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Volume2014-January
ISSN (Print)0161-3782

Other

Other34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period14-06-1514-06-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography

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    Hsu, W. Y., Shugan, I., Chiang, W. S., Yang, R. Y., Hwung, H. H., Kuznetsov, S., & Saprykina, Y. (2014). An experimental study on nonlinear wave dynamics: Rouge wave generation and wave blocking. In P. Lynett (Ed.), Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2014 (Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference; Vol. 2014-January). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).