Schmied, SA and Binns, JR and Renilson, MR and Thomas, GA and Macfarlane, GJ and Huijsmans, R, A novel method for generating continuously surfable waves, Marine Technology Society Journal, 44, (2) pp. 7-12. ISSN 0025-3324 (2010) [Refereed Article]
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This paper presents the background and Initial investigation of a novel method for generating continuously surtable waves utilizing a moving pressure sou rce. The idea is to produce continuous breaking waves using a pressure source that is rotated within an ann ular wave pool. The inner ring of the annulus has a sloping bathymetry to induce wave breaking. The underlying aim of the project is to understand the wave mechanics, to allow the creation of repeatable continuous "steady-state" waves.
The immediate benefits of this scientific investigation will be realized by engineering the results into a surfing wave pool for recreational health use. The longer-term benefits will be developed through fundamental investigations of breaking waves.
Preliminary experiments into crealing a continuous steady-state wave were conducted in a towing tank using a series of pressure sources. The results have then been used to validate an initial numerical study. In addition, qualitative, full-scale experiments were carried out using a fishing vessel in a river estuary. This paper reports on the research conducted to date and plans for future work, including conducting experiments utilizing a 10-metre-diameter scale model.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Wave pool, Surting, Numerical modeling, Testing|
|Research Group:||Maritime engineering|
|Research Field:||Ocean engineering|
|Objective Group:||Transport equipment|
|Objective Field:||Aerospace equipment|
|UTAS Author:||Schmied, SA (Mr Steven Schmied)|
|UTAS Author:||Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)|
|UTAS Author:||Renilson, MR (Professor Martin Renilson)|
|UTAS Author:||Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)|
|UTAS Author:||Macfarlane, GJ (Associate Professor Gregor MacFarlane)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||2|
|Deposited By:||NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
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