On hydrodynamic characteristics of transient harbor resonance excited by double solitary waves

Junliang Gao, Xiaozhou Ma, Hongzhou Chen, Jun Zang, Guohai Dong

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The harbor resonance triggered by double solitary waves (DSWs) with different wave parameters (including various wave heights and relative separation distances) is simulated based on the fully nonlinear Boussinesq model, FUNWAVE-TVD. A long and narrow harbor with different topographies is adopted. In the current study, effects of incident wave height, relative separation distance and bottom profile on hydrodynamic characteristics related to the transient oscillations are mainly investigated. The hydrodynamic characteristics considered include the evolution of the maximum free-surface elevation, the maximum runup, the wave energy distribution and the total wave energy inside the harbor. Results show that Green's law can accurately estimate the evolution of the maximum free-surface elevation in most part of the harbor area. The impacts of the topography on the maximum runup exhibit a strong dependence on the incident wave height. The smaller mean water depth inside the harbor, the larger relative separation distance, and the higher incident wave height tend to result in greater uniformity of the wave energy distribution. The normalized total wave energy is always shown to decrease gradually with the incident wave height, and to increase remarkably at first and then decrease slightly with the increase of the mean water depth.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108345
JournalOcean Engineering
Early online date22 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


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