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Stem waves along vertical wall due to random wave incidence
Mase, H.; Memita, T.; Yuhi, M.; Kitano, T. (2002). Stem waves along vertical wall due to random wave incidence. : 339-350

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  • Mase, H.
  • Memita, T.
  • Yuhi, M.
  • Kitano, T.

    This study investigates stem waves, propagating along a vertical wall, due to obliquely incident random waves through laboratory experiments and numerical simulations. Attention is paid to the difference or similarity between the stem waves due to periodic waves and random waves, the nonlinear and linear characteristics, and the effect of wave breaking on the evolution of stem waves. The following were found from this study: as the incident angle of waves become large or the nonlinearity of the incident waves become small, the significant stem wave height, normalized by the incident significant wave height, becomes large. This tendency is the same as that generated by the Stokes waves or cnoidal waves. However, regardless of the nonlinearity of incident waves, the width of stem waves is almost the same. This is a different point between the stem waves due to periodic and random waves. The wave breaking suppresses the growth of the stem waves.

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