Modelling first and second order rogue waves using 2D SPH

David Francis Gunn, Murray Rudman, Raymond C Z Cohen, Amin Chabchoub

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We describe and provide a comparison between experimentally generated Peregrine Breather waves and simulated equivalents using 2D Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). The breather waves are experimentally generated using a piston type wavemaker in a physical wave tank, which is then modelled in 2D SPH. The surface elevations of these waves are measured at a number of points along the wave tank, and the simulation measurements are compared directly to the experiments. The results presented here indicate that the SPH technique is able to predict many features of the breather solutions. However, the wave amplitudes are in moderate agreement due to insufficient numerical resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twenty-fifth (2015) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE-2015)
EditorsRonald H Knapp, Jin S Chung, Han-il Park, Raghaven Ayer, Demos Angelides, Weiliang Dong
Place of PublicationMountain View CA USA
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE)
Pages508 - 513
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781880653890
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference 2015 - Kona, United States of America
Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015
Conference number: 25th


ConferenceInternational Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleISOPE 2015
CountryUnited States of America
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