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Bottom shear stresses in the boundary layers under waves and currents crossing at right angles

Simons, RR; Grass, TJ; Mansour-Tehrani, M; (1993) Bottom shear stresses in the boundary layers under waves and currents crossing at right angles. In: (pp. pp. 604-617).

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Abstract

This paper describes a two year experimental research program investigating the influence of nonlinear wave current interactions on wave and current characteristics. The tests focus on the mean and oscillatory velocity components and shear stresses within the bottom boundary layer over a rough bed for cases where waves propagate at right angles to the line of the current flow. Bed shear stresses have been measured directly by means of a novel shear plate device. The aim of the research is to generate a reliable data set for use by modelers. Results show that currents experience a significant change both in mean bed shear stress and apparent bed roughness when waves are superimposed. However, the oscillatory, wave-induced, bottom shear stress has been shown to be insensitive to the addition of an orthogonal current.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Bottom shear stresses in the boundary layers under waves and currents crossing at right angles
ISBN: 0872629333
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/130306
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