Experimental measurements of the steady current induced by progressive regular waves outside the surf zone are reported and discussed herein. The experiments have been conducted in a large wave flume to minimize scale effects. The velocity data were acquired using Acoustic Doppler Velocimeters. It has been observed that the mean velocity profiles have a pronounced dependence on the wave period. As it decreases, the mean velocity just below the wave trough increases in the offshore direction while close to the bottom it increases in the onshore direction. The observed qualitative trend is different from that predicted by the theory and also from that reported by other experimental campaigns. The presence of turbulence in the bottom boundary layer along with wave asymmetry partially explain these differences. However, other experimental data in the literature agree with the present results.
|Titolo:||Measurements of wave-induced steady currents outside the surf zone|
|Autori interni:||FOTI, Enrico|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|