SUMMAC - A NUMERICAL MODEL FOR WATER WAVES.
STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The work focuses on the numerical studies of large water waves with particular application to storm-generated waves and tsunamis. The specific objective is the exact simulation on a digital computer of nonlinear waves in the shallow water zones. The study is based on the simulation technique called SUMMAC the Stanford-University-Modified-Marker-And-Cell Method. The flow field is represented by a rectangular mesh of cells and a line of hypothetical particles which defines the free surface. Finite-difference Navier-Stokes equations are used as the governing equations of the velocity fields while the pressure field is obtained by solving a finite-difference Poissons equation. The currently implemented SUMMAC is limited to waves that are non-breaking and non-turbulent. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software