Simulation of Nonlinear Wave Runup on Steep Impermeable Slopes

by A. N. Williams, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,
W. G. McDougal, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,
S. Zhang, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,
S. N. Stevenson, Univ of Houston, Houston, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Oceans V

Abstract: A numerical scheme is developed to simulate the propagation of second-order Stokes waves in a two-dimensional channel and the runup of these waves on an impermeable slope. The waves are produced by the sinusoidal motion of a flap-type wavemaker located an arbitrary distance from the slope. The numerical results for wave runup are in good agreement with those obtained from small-scale laboratory experiments.

Subject Headings: Nonlinear waves | Wave runup | Water waves | Wave propagation | Slopes | Numerical models | Channel flow | Fluid flow

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