WIT Press


Numerical Modeling Of Refraction And Diffraction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE010161

Volume

58

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

752 kb

Author(s)

L. Balas, A. Inan

Abstract

Numerical modeling of refraction and diffraction L. Balas, A. Inan Civil Engineering Department, Gazi University, Turkey Abstract A numerical model which simulates the propagation of waves over a complex bathymetry where the bottom contours are not straight and parallel, has been developed. In the model, the combined effects of refraction and diffraction can be considered. It is assumed that waves are linear, harmonic, and irrotational, and the effects of currents and reflection on the wave propagation are negligible. Mild slope equation is modified, assuming that there is no energy propagation along the wave crests, however, the wave phase function changes to handle any horizontal variation in the wave height. In this manner, the disadvantage of the parabolic approximation that one grid coordinate should follow the dominant wave direction, which causes problems in complex bathymetries, has been overcome. The finite difference method has been selected as the solution meth

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