Experimental and Numerical Study of Evolution of Statistical Properties of Unidirectional Narrow-Banded Steep Wave Groups

@inproceedings{Shemer2009ExperimentalAN,
  title={Experimental and Numerical Study of Evolution of Statistical Properties of Unidirectional Narrow-Banded Steep Wave Groups},
  author={Lev Shemer and Anna Sergeeva and A. Slunyaev},
  year={2009}
}
Unidirectional random waves generated by a wavemaker in a 300-mlong wave tank are investigated experimentally. Spatial evolution of numerous statistical wave field parameters is studied. It is found that the frequency spectrum of the wave field undergoes significant variation in the course of its evolution along the tank; the values of all statistical wave parameters are strongly related to the local spectral width. The deviations of various statistical parameters from the Gaussian statistics… CONTINUE READING