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Breaking Waves pp 291-297 | Cite as

Violent Motion as Near Breaking Waves Meet a Vertical Wall

  • M. J. Cooker
  • D. H. Peregrine
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)

Abstract

Very steep unsteady water waves are modelled by an accurate numerical computer program. Recent work is discussed with particular emphasis on waves that are nearly breaking as they approach a vertical wall. Extremely violent water motion is calculated in full detail, with water accelerations exceeding 1000 g, and transient pressures exceeding 30 times the hydrostatic pressure.

Keywords

Solitary Wave Vertical Wall Wave Impact Wave Face Initial Velocity Distribution 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Cooker
    • 1
  • D. H. Peregrine
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of BristolBristolEngland

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