WIT Press


Refraction-diffraction Wave Models In The Inshore Zone

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY960411

Volume

18

Pages

9

Published

1996

Size

468 kb

Author(s)

K. Angelidis, Th.V. Karambas & C. Koutitas

Abstract

A 2D numerical wave propagation model in the intermediate and shallow water is developed. It examines the influence of the nearshore phenomena, as refraction, diffraction, breaking and shoaling on propagating wave. The basic equations for the development of the model are the wave conservation equation and the wave number irrotationality equation. The wave energy equation is also used, as wave generation and wave dissipation terms are taken into consideration. The results of the model are compared to experimental data (Ito and Tanimoto,H) and useful conclusions are extracted. 1. Introduction A non steady wave propagation model is presented. It is based in a finite difference scheme. The model computes the

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