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Title: Laboratory study of deep-water breaking waves
Authors: Kway, J.H.L.
Loh, Y.-S.
Chan, E.-S. 
Issue Date: Aug-1998
Citation: Kway, J.H.L., Loh, Y.-S., Chan, E.-S. (1998-08). Laboratory study of deep-water breaking waves. Ocean Engineering 25 (8) : 657-676. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In an attempt to elucidate the mechanics of deep-water wave breaking, a variety of breaking waves, including spilling and plunging waves, of different length scales and geometries was studied. The waves were generated through wave-wave interactions using wave packets with constant-steepness components, constant-amplitude components, and also components following the Pierson-Moskowitz distribution. Wave steepening prior to breaking were found to cause an increase in the high frequency spectral slope of the wave spectrum. The slopes were correlated to the type of breaking and the intensity of the breaking. The energy loss through breaking varied with the spectral characteristics of the wave packet. On the other hand, it was also noted that, irrespective of the wave packet, the losses were from the higher frequency end of the first harmonics. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Ocean Engineering
ISSN: 00298018
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