UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Influence of channel shape on wave generated parameters by a pressure source in shallow water

Thomas, GA; Javanmardi, M; Binns, J; Renilson, MR; (2017) Influence of channel shape on wave generated parameters by a pressure source in shallow water. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering , 143 (5) , Article 04017016. 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000398. Green open access

[thumbnail of Javanmardi Influence of channel shape(reviewed2) copy.pdf]
Preview
Text
Javanmardi Influence of channel shape(reviewed2) copy.pdf - Accepted version

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

The present work is a numerical investigation into the waves generated by a pressure source moving in straight channels with a nonrectangular cross-channel depth profile. Wave fields generated by the moving pressure source are described, and the effects of channel bathymetry on the generated wave characteristics of wave height, wave-breaking location, wave-breaking type and intensity, and peel angle are presented. Four different channel cross-section shapes were investigated, and the results were analyzed. It was concluded that the maximum wave height depended primarily on pressure-source parameters and that the investigated channel shapes did not have a significant effect on the maximum wave height. All four investigated channels were able to generate plunging-shaped breaking waves. In addition, wave-breaking intensity and barrel shape could be controlled by beach-slope shape; however, beach slope did not have a considerable effect on the wave-breaking location. The width of the deep section of the channel had a significant effect on the breaking location. Widening the deep section of the channel moved the breaking point farther from the pressure source. According to the simulation results, it is possible to generate waves for an intermediate or expert surfer only by changing the pressure-source speed. According to the results, by changing the pressure-source speed, the peel angle changes, which is the best way to change the required skill level for surfing. In addition, changing the channel shape did not have a significant effect on the required skill level for surfing.

Type: Article
Title: Influence of channel shape on wave generated parameters by a pressure source in shallow water
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000398
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000398
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Shallow water wave, Wave breaking type, Wave breaking intensity, Peel angle
UCL classification: UCL
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 Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1545095
Downloads since deposit
121Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item