The numerical simulation of nonlinear waves in a hydrodynamic model test basin

Jaap-Harm Westhuis

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    This thesis describes the development of a numerical algorithm for the fully nonlinear simulation of free-surface waves. The aim of the research is to develop, implement and investigate an algorithm for the deterministic and accurate simulation of twodimensional nonlinear water waves in a model test basin. The simulated wave field may have a broad-banded spectrum and the simulations should be carried out by an efficient algorithm in order to be applicable in practical situations. The algorithm is based on a combination of Runge-Kutta (for time integration), Finite Element (boundary value problem) and Finite Difference (velocity recovery) methods. The scheme is further refined and investigated using different models for wave generation, propagation and absorption of waves.
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • van Groesen, Embrecht W.C., Supervisor
    Award date11 May 2001
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs90-365-1575-0
    Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2001

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