Modelling water wave overwash of a thin floating plate

David Skene, Luke Bennetts, Mike Meylan, Alessandro Toffoli

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Abstract

A theoretical model of water wave overwash of a thin floating plate is proposed. The nonlinear shallow-water equations are used to model the overwash, and the linear potential-flow/thin-plate model to force it. Model predictions are compared with overwash depths measured during a series of laboratory wave basin experiments. The model is shown to be accurate for incident waves of low steepness or short length.
Original languageEnglish
Article number378
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
Volume777
Issue numberR3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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    Skene, D., Bennetts, L., Meylan, M., & Toffoli, A. (2015). Modelling water wave overwash of a thin floating plate. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 777(R3), [378]. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2015.378