Modelling of long waves generated by bottom-tilting wave maker

Heng Lu, Yong Sung Park (Lead / Corresponding author), Yong Sik Cho

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In order to generate very long waves in laboratory, a bottom-tilting wave maker is designed and used at the University of Dundee. This new type of wave maker can
produce waves longer than solitary wavesin terms of the effective wavelength, which provides better long wave model. Nonlinear and dispersive numerical models are built
for modelling the wave tank. A shock-capturing finite volume scheme with high-order reconstruction method is used to solve the governing equations. By comparing to the
experimental measurements, the numerical models are verified and able to approximate the resulting waves in the wave tank.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages10
JournalCoastal Engineering
Early online date12 Feb 2017
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • nonlinear shallow water equation
  • Boussinesq equation
  • linear wave theory
  • WENO
  • UNO
  • wave maker


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