Iteration coupling simulation of random waves and wave-induced currents

Zheng, Jinhai, Wang, Tianwen, Wang, Gang, Zhang, Chenming and Zhang, Chi (2012) Iteration coupling simulation of random waves and wave-induced currents. Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2012 205376.1-205376.13. doi:10.1155/2012/205376

Author Zheng, Jinhai
Wang, Tianwen
Wang, Gang
Zhang, Chenming
Zhang, Chi
Title Iteration coupling simulation of random waves and wave-induced currents
Journal name Journal of Applied Mathematics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1110-757X
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1155/2012/205376
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2012
Start page 205376.1
End page 205376.13
Total pages 13
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Hindawi Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract A two-way coupling algorithm for wave-current interaction is developed and implemented into a nearshore circulation model to investigate the effects of fully wave-current interaction on irregular wave transformation over an elliptic shoal. The wave field is simulated by a spectral wave model WABED, and the wave-induced current is solved by a quasi-three-dimensional model WINCM. The surface roller effects are represented in the formulation of surface stress, and the roller characteristics are solved by a roller evolution model. The proposed two-way coupling algorithm can describe both the generation of wave-induced current and the current-induced wave transformation, which is more physically reasonable than the one-way approaches. The model test with a laboratory experiment shows that wave-induced currents have an important influence on the wave transformation, for example, the wave energy defocusing due to the strong jet-like current along the centerline of the shoal. It is revealed that the accuracy of simulated wave field can be significantly improved by taking into account the two-way wave-current interaction.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article ID 205376

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