Boundary element calculation of nonlinear wave generation and wave current interactions

Jaw Fang Lee, Chuen Jiin Chen

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A boundary element model is used to simulate the problem of nonlinear wave generation, and the interactions of wave and current. The numerical model is established based on the potential wave theory with nonlinearities embedded on the free surface and wave generating boundaries. Constant elements are used in the numerical formulation and an incremental expression is used for nonlinear dynamic analysis. From present computations transients of wave generations can be observed. The present model is further used to calculate the interaction of waves and current. From numerical results, it shows that surface waves eventually climb up the opposing current with an elevated mean water level.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
EditorsHojjat Adeli, Robert L. Sierakowski
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872628043
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1
EventASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference - Columbus, OH, USA
Duration: 1991 May 201991 May 22

Publication series

NameMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


OtherASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference
CityColumbus, OH, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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