# Statistical properties of mechanically generated surface gravity waves: a laboratory experiment in a three-dimensional wave basin

@article{Onorato2009StatisticalPO, title={Statistical properties of mechanically generated surface gravity waves: a laboratory experiment in a three-dimensional wave basin}, author={M. Onorato and L. Cavaleri and S{\'e}bastien Fouques and O. Gramstad and P. Janssen and J. Monbaliu and A. Osborne and Csaba Pákozdi and M. Serio and C. Stansberg and A. Toffoli and K. Trulsen}, journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics}, year={2009}, volume={627}, pages={235 - 257} }

A wave basin experiment has been performed in the MARINTEK laboratories, in one of the largest existing three-dimensional wave tanks in the world. The aim of the experiment is to investigate the effects of directional energy distribution on the statistical properties of surface gravity waves. Different degrees of directionality have been considered, starting from long-crested waves up to directional distributions with a spread of ±30° at the spectral peak. Particular attention is given to the… Expand

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