Comparison of dispersive and non-dispersive numarical long wave models and harbor agitation

Özbay, Ali
In this study, the evolution of the numerical water wave models with the theoretical background and the governing equations are briefly discussed and a numerical model MIKE21 BW which can be applied to wave problems in nearshore zone is presented. The numerical model is based on the numerical solution of the Boussinesq type equations formulated on time domain. Nonlinearity and frequency dispersion is included in the model. In order to make comparison between the results of nonlinear shallow water equations with Boussinesq terms, MIKE21 BW and NAMIDANCE are applied to the problem of wave propagation in the long distances and runup on simple and composite slopes. The numerical experiments are applied to Datça Marina and the results are compared to the results of the physical experiments on wave disturbance in Datça Marina. In these comparisons the reflection characteristics of different coastal boundaries in the harbor area are tested and the internal parameters in the model are calibrated accordingly. The numerical model MIKE21 BW is applied to skenderun harbor as a case study. The input wave parameters are selected from the wave climate study for Iskenderun Harbor. The model is set up and the agitation inside the harbor is computed according to four different incoming wave scenarios. The disturbance maps inside the harbor for different incoming wave scenarios are obtained. The critical regions v of the harbor according to disturbance under different wave conditions are presented and discussed.


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Citation Formats
A. Özbay, “Comparison of dispersive and non-dispersive numarical long wave models and harbor agitation,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.