Advances in Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Water Waves

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Qingwei Ma
World Scientific, 2010 - Science - 690 pages
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Most of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Many aspects of our everyday lives and activities may be affected by water waves in some way. Sometimes, the waves can cause disaster. One of the examples was the tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on 26 December 2004. This indicates how important it is for us to fully understand water waves, in particular the very large ones. One way to do so is to perform numerical simulation based on the nonlinear theory. Considerable research advances have been made in this area over the past decade by developing various numerical methods and applying them to emerging problems; however, until now there has been no comprehensive book to reflect these advances. This unique volume aims to bridge this gap.This book contains 18 self-contained chapters written by more than 50 authors from 12 different countries, many of whom are world-leading experts in the field. Each chapter is based mainly on the pioneering work of the authors and their research teams over the past decades. The chapters altogether deal with almost all numerical methods that have been employed so far to simulate nonlinear water waves and cover many important and very interesting applications, such as overturning waves, breaking waves, waves generated by landslides, freak waves, solitary waves, tsunamis, sloshing waves, interaction of extreme waves with beaches, interaction with fixed structures, and interaction with free-response floating structures. Therefore, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and key achievements in numerical modeling of nonlinear water waves, and serves as a unique reference for postgraduates, researchers and senior engineers working in industry.

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Chapter 1 Model for Fully Nonlinear Ocean Wave Simulations Derived Using Fourier Inversion of Integral Equations in 3D J Grue and D Fructus
Chapter 2 TwoDimensional Direct Numerical Simulations of the Dynamics of Rogue Waves Under Wind Action J Touboul and C Kharif
Chapter 3 Progress in Fully Nonlinear Potential Flow Modeling of 3D Extreme Ocean Waves S T Grilli F Dias P Guyenne C Fochesato and F Enet
Chapter 4 Time Domain Simulation of Nonlinear Water Waves Using Spectral Methods F Bonnefoy G Ducrozet D Le Touze and P Ferrant
Chapter 5 QALEFEM Method and Its Application to the Simulation of FreeResponses of Floating Bodies and Overturning Waves Q W Ma and S Yan
Chapter 6 Velocity Calculation Methods in Finite Element Based MEL Formulation V Sriram S A Sannasiraj and V Sundar
Chapter 7 HighOrder BoussinesqType Modelling of Nonlinear Wave Phenomena in Deep and Shallow Water P A Madsen and D R Fuhrman
Chapter 8 InterComparisons of Different Forms of HigherOrder Boussinesq Equations Z L Zou K Z Fang and Z B Liu
Chapter 11 Developments in MultiFluid Finite Volume Free Surface Capturing Methods D M Causon C G Mingham and L Qian
Chapter 12 Numerical Computation Methods for Strongly Nonlinear WaveBody Interactions M Kashiwagi C Hu and M Sueyoshi
Chapter 13 Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Water Waves R A Dalrymple M GomezGesteira B D Rogers A Panizzo S Zou A J C Crespo G Cuo...
Chapter 14 Modelling Nonlinear Water Waves with RANS and LES SPH Models R Issa D Violeau ES Lee and H Flament
Chapter 15 MLPG R Method and Its Application to Various Nonlinear Water Waves Q W Ma
Chapter 16 Large Eddy Simulation of the Hydrodynamics Generated by Breaking Waves P Lubin and JP Caltagirone
Chapter 17 Recent Advances in Turbulence Modeling for Unsteady Breaking Waves Q Zhao and S W Armfield
Chapter 18 Freak Waves and Their Interaction with Ships and Offshore Structures G F Clauss

Chapter 9 Method of Fundamental Solutions for Fully Nonlinear Water Waves DL Young NJ Wu and TK Tsay
Chapter 10 Application of the Finite Volume Method to the Simulation of Nonlinear Water Waves D Greaves
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