In the present experiments a volumetric particle-tracking system (V3V from TSI Inc.) allowed the measurement of the velocity fields generated by regular breaking waves past a fixed bar on a 1:10 rigid plane slope. The measurement volume extended from the wave crest to a portion of the domain below the wave trough, with two sets of monochromatic wave trains with different periods and heights. The aim of the present work is the quantification of the terms in the vorticity balance equation by including all the terms in a fully 3D approach. A possible new vorticity generation mechanism is revealed, that is amplified by the geometry of the laboratory flume and that awaits experimental validation in 3D wave tanks and in the field. The results are new and original and represent a data set for the comprehension of the effects of a submerged berm, for developing conceptual models of vorticity and for the calibration of numerical codes.

Cross-shore variability and vorticity dynamics during wave breaking on a fixed bar / Chiapponi, Luca; Cobos, Manuel; Losada, Miguel Angel; Longo, Sandro;. - In: COASTAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0378-3839. - 127(2017), pp. 119-133. [10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.06.011]

Cross-shore variability and vorticity dynamics during wave breaking on a fixed bar

CHIAPPONI, Luca;LONGO, Sandro Giovanni
2017

Abstract

In the present experiments a volumetric particle-tracking system (V3V from TSI Inc.) allowed the measurement of the velocity fields generated by regular breaking waves past a fixed bar on a 1:10 rigid plane slope. The measurement volume extended from the wave crest to a portion of the domain below the wave trough, with two sets of monochromatic wave trains with different periods and heights. The aim of the present work is the quantification of the terms in the vorticity balance equation by including all the terms in a fully 3D approach. A possible new vorticity generation mechanism is revealed, that is amplified by the geometry of the laboratory flume and that awaits experimental validation in 3D wave tanks and in the field. The results are new and original and represent a data set for the comprehension of the effects of a submerged berm, for developing conceptual models of vorticity and for the calibration of numerical codes.
Cross-shore variability and vorticity dynamics during wave breaking on a fixed bar / Chiapponi, Luca; Cobos, Manuel; Losada, Miguel Angel; Longo, Sandro;. - In: COASTAL ENGINEERING. - ISSN 0378-3839. - 127(2017), pp. 119-133. [10.1016/j.coastaleng.2017.06.011]
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