WIT Press

A Numerical Model For Wave Propagation Under Current Effects

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE990311

Volume

43

Pages

11

Published

1999

Size

899 kb

Author(s)

C.J.E.M. Fortes, M.A. Vaz dos Santos, J.L.M. Fernandas

Abstract

A description of a two-dimensional finite element numerical model based on the modified elliptic mild slope equation, Kirby [7], for time-harmonic waves and weak currents, is presented herein. The inclusion of the ambient current terms follows the numerical scheme proposed by Kostense et al. [8], where the modified mild slope equation is solved in an iterative way, since the wave number direction k in computational domain is unknown, a priori. In order to illustrate the model capabilities to study

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