Investigation of Spatial Growth of Young Wind Wave Field

Santosh Kumar Singh*

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The spatial evolution of wind generated water waves in deepwater is investigated numerically and verified by experiments conducted in wind wave channel. A range of study wind forcing are used to evaluate the performance of the adopted numerical model. The computations are based on an appropriately modified unidirectional spatial version of the Zakharov equation that accounts for wind input, dissipation and is applicable for the whole range of wind velocities. Direct comparisons of the measurements and the simulations are made for a selection of the model parameters. The availability of an experimentally verified computational model allows studying the contributions of nonlinearity, wind input, and dissipation, as well as for the stochastic nature of wind-waves separately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (Vol. 2)- Select Proceedings of FMFP 2021
EditorsSuvanjan Bhattacharyya, Ali Cemal Benim
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789811969690
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event48th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, FMFP 2021 - Pilani, India
Duration: 27 Dec 202129 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference48th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, FMFP 2021


  • Deepwater
  • Dissipation
  • Velocity
  • Wind input
  • Wind wave


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