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Title: Interaction of waves and currents
Authors: University of Bristol
Technical University of Denmark, Institute of Hydrodynamics and Hydraulic Engineering
Peregrine, D. Howell
Jonsson, Ivar G.
Keywords: Currents
Sediment transport
Wave-current interaction
Wave refraction
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 83-6.
Description: Miscellaneous Report
Abstract: This report presents an overview of wave-current interaction , including comprehensive review of references to significant U.S. and foreign literature available through December 1981. Specific topics under review are the effects of horizontally and vertically varying currents on waves, wave refraction by currents, dissipation and turbulence, small- and medium-scale currents, caustics and focusing, and wave breaking. The results of the review are then examined for engineering applications. The most appropriate general-purpose computer program to include wave-current interaction is the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat program CREDIZ, which is based on a parabolic wave equation. Further applications include wave and current forces on structures and possibly sediment transport. The report concludes with a brief state-of-the-art review of wave-current interaction and a list of topics needing further research and development.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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