A numerical hindcast model for wave spectra on water bodies with irregular shoreline geometry; Report 1, test of nondimensional growth rates.

D. T. Resio, C. L. Vincent

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Abstract

A numerical model for wave generation in water bodies of arbitrary shape is described. The new model is a variation of a model previously developed by Barnett (1968). Important differences are the numerical technique, slightly modified source terms and the incorporation of a variable equilibrium range of spectral density. Results for ideal, homogeneous generation situations for growth with nondimensional time and nondimensional duration are examined and compared to those from some previous models. These results indicate that growth with fetch in the present model is much closer than those or previous numerical models to the observed in recent field experiments. The growth with nondimensional time is much more difficult to assess, but the proposed model appears to give reasonable results for these situations as well. Report 2 of this series will document an extensive set of real-time tests of the new model at several gage sites on the Great Lakes. (A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Journal[No source information available]
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)

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