In this paper, the performance of a Boussinesq model is evaluated for its ability to predict deep waters and shoaling zone velocity and elevation, comparing it with laboratory data. The model evaluation places emphasis on the parameters of the wave field that could be used for the prediction of coastal phenomena. It was found that the model proved its ability to predict regular wave velocity and elevation both in deep waters and shoaling zones right up to the breaking region. In contrast to previous works found in literature, the comparisons in this case are not limited to modelled and measured wave elevations, but also involve horizontal velocities. As a result, experimental and computed time series of wave elevations and horizontal velocities and their corresponding phaseaveraged values are investigated along the wave channel, showing a good performance of the model.

THE FUNWAVE MODEL APPLICATION AND ITS VALIDATION USING LAB DATA

DE SERIO, Francesca;MOSSA, Michele
2008-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, the performance of a Boussinesq model is evaluated for its ability to predict deep waters and shoaling zone velocity and elevation, comparing it with laboratory data. The model evaluation places emphasis on the parameters of the wave field that could be used for the prediction of coastal phenomena. It was found that the model proved its ability to predict regular wave velocity and elevation both in deep waters and shoaling zones right up to the breaking region. In contrast to previous works found in literature, the comparisons in this case are not limited to modelled and measured wave elevations, but also involve horizontal velocities. As a result, experimental and computed time series of wave elevations and horizontal velocities and their corresponding phaseaveraged values are investigated along the wave channel, showing a good performance of the model.
2008
COPEDEC VII
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