O. Kimmoun

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Experiment were conducted in the ESIM wave tank in Marseilles in order to study the space/time evolution of the flow field under waves breaking on an 1/15 beach slope. Fluid particles velocities were measured at different depths, before, during and after the breaking event using the Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) technique. The mean and fluctuant(More)
The dynamics of surface gravity water waves can be described by the self-defocusing nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Recent observations of black solitons on the surface of water confirmed its validity for finite, below critical depth. The black soliton is a limiting case of a family of gray soliton solutions with finite amplitude depressions. Here, we(More)
Instabilities are common phenomena frequently observed in nature, sometimes leading to unexpected catastrophes and disasters in seemingly normal conditions. One prominent form of instability in a distributed system is its response to a harmonic modulation. Such instability has special names in various branches of physics and is generally known as modulation(More)
In this Letter, we experimentally investigate the collapse of initially dry granular media into water and the subsequent impulse waves. We systematically characterize the influence of the slope angle and the granular material on the initial amplitude of the generated leading wave and the evolution of its amplitude during the propagation. The experiments(More)
Waves generated by aerial and subaerial landslides are studied experimentally, theoretically and numerically. A set of experiments are done in a wave tank of 18 m long, 0.65 m wide and 1.5 m deep. Numerical simulations are in good agreement with the experiments. Based on numerical and experimental results, we derive different scaling laws which show a good(More)
The modulation instability (MI) is a universal mechanism that is responsible for the disintegration of weakly nonlinear narrow-banded wave fields and the emergence of localized extreme events in dispersive media. The instability dynamics is naturally triggered, when unstable energy sidebands located around the main energy peak are excited and then follow an(More)
The concept of controlling seismic waves is in progress and first full-scale experiments had confirmed the interest which we can have for this new axis of research. The possibility of imagining a seismic 2D or 3D metamaterial made of a grid of inclusions or empty boreholes in the soil, interacting with a part of the earthquake signal is becoming realistic.(More)
A. Chabchoub1,∗, O. Kimmoun, H. Branger, N. Hoffmann, D. Proment, M. Onorato, and N. Akhmediev 1 Mechanics and Ocean Engineering, Hamburg University of Technology, 21073 Hamburg, Germany∗ 2 École Centrale Marseille, 13013 Marseille, France 3 IRPHE, UMR 7342, CNRS, AMU Aix Marseille Université, 13013 Marseille, France 4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università(More)
We present the first ever observation of dark solitons on the surface of water. It takes the form of an amplitude drop of the carrier wave which does not change shape in propagation. The shape and width of the soliton depend on the water depth, carrier frequency, and the amplitude of the background wave. The experimental data taken in a water tank show an(More)