On Wave Kinematics Approximate Methods

  title={On Wave Kinematics Approximate Methods},
  author={Jianping Zhang and Robert Emile Randall and C. A. Spell},
Three common approximate methods known as Wheeler stretching, linear and vertical extrapolation are investigated to evaluate their application for predicting wave kinematics. The measured horizontal velocity of regular and dual component waves, which conceptually represent a very narrow and broad bandwidth wave train respectively, is found to be satisfactorily consistent with numerical results based on the finite-amplitude wave theory. Both numerical results and measurements are compared with… CONTINUE READING