Mass transport in three-dimensional water waves

Mohamed Iskandarani, Philip L F Liu

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Abstract

A spectral scheme is developed to study the mass transport in three-dimensional water waves where the steady flow is assumed to be periodic in two horizontal directions. The velocity-vorticity formulation is adopted for the numerical solution, and boundary conditions for the vorticity are derived to enforce the no-slip conditions. The numerical scheme is used to calculate the mass transport under two intersecting wave trains; the resulting flow is reminiscent of the Langmuir circulation patterns. The scheme is then applied to study the steady flow in a three-dimensional standing wave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-437
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Volume231
StatePublished - Oct 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Mass transport in three-dimensional water waves. / Iskandarani, Mohamed; Liu, Philip L F.

In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 231, 10.1991, p. 417-437.

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