Wave forces on a submerged horizontal plate-Part II: Solitary and cnoidal waves

Masoud Hayatdavoodi, R. Cengiz Ertekin

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This paper is the companion to Part I under the same title, and is mainly concerned with wave loads due to nonlinear waves of solitary and cnoidal type propagating over a submerged, horizontal and thin plate. Following the development of the nonlinear model (via the Level I Green-Naghdi theory) for the flow of an incompressible and inviscid fluid given in Part I, the wave-induced loads on the submerged, fixed (and rigid) plate are calculated, and results are compared with the available laboratory data, and with linear solutions of the problem. Dependence of the loads on wave conditions (wave height and wavelength) and plate characteristics (submergence depth and plate width) are studied for both the solitary and cnoidal wave cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-596
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Fluids and Structures
Early online date25 Feb 2015
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


  • Cnoidal wave
  • Green-Naghdi equations
  • Solitary wave
  • Submerged horizontal plate
  • Wave forces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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