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Experimental research on kinematics of breaking waves

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Longbin Tao, Dr Xin WangORCiD, Dr Arun DevORCiD



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© 2018, China Ship Scientific Research Center. One important kinematic propertie of breaking waves is the wave celerity. Constant wave celerity has been used for the wave breaking criterion by many researchers. However, this approach does not consider the variation of wave celerity at different phases before breaking. Hence, this article examines the aspects of the wave breaking criterion and dynamics of wave celerity before wave breaking. Breaking waves were generated using the JONSWAP focused spectrum and a semi-empirical formula for the wave celerity estimation was established.

Publication metadata

Author(s): De Wang C, Tao L, Wang X, Zhang Y, Dev AK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Hydrodynamics

Year: 2018

Volume: 30

Issue: 3

Pages: 390-394

Print publication date: 01/06/2018

Online publication date: 24/05/2018

Acceptance date: 09/03/2018

Date deposited: 03/08/2018

ISSN (print): 1001-6058

ISSN (electronic): 1878-0342

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


DOI: 10.1007/s42241-018-0045-2


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