Special Issue "Study on Mathematical and Numerical Modeling of Water Waves"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Oceanography".

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Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, RM, Italy
Interests: computational hydraulics; free-surface flows; three-dimensional numerical models; curvilinear coordinates; coastal engineering; coastal sediment transport
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Dear Colleagues,

Water wave generation, propagation, and evolution in open sea and coastal areas are complex phenomena whose representations are challenging problems of marine science and engineering. These phenomena can involve very different spatial scales: thousands of kilometers, in the case of tsunami generation and propagation; kilometers or hundreds of meters, for problems of coastal engineering and sediment transport; tens of meters, in the case of problems of resonant wave oscillations in harbors or local scour around piers and breakwaters. The mathematical and numerical representation of these phenomena can be obtained via depth-averaged equations, two dimensional and fully three-dimensional equations. This Special Issue is devoted to papers concerning analytical and numerical studies on water waves and their possible application to marine science and engineering; the methodology can be analytical or numerical; contributions can be theoretical, numerical, or applicative.

Dr. Giovanni Cannata
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  • water waves
  • theoretical study
  • numerical study
  • depth-averaged equations
  • three-dimensional equations

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Numerical Investigation into the Performance of an OWC Device under Regular and Irregular Waves
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11(4), 735; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11040735 - 28 Mar 2023
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A numerical investigation into the hydrodynamic efficiency of an oscillating water column (OWC) device for the production of energy from sea waves under the conditions of regular and irregular waves is proposed. The numerical simulations were carried out using a two-dimensional version of [...] Read more.
A numerical investigation into the hydrodynamic efficiency of an oscillating water column (OWC) device for the production of energy from sea waves under the conditions of regular and irregular waves is proposed. The numerical simulations were carried out using a two-dimensional version of a recently published three-dimensional free-surface nonhydrostatic numerical model, which is based on a conservative form of the contravariant Navier–Stokes equations written for a moving co-ordinate system. The governing equations are spatially discretized by a finite volume shock-capturing scheme based on high-order wave-targeted essentially nonoscillatory reconstructions and an exact Riemann solver. Time discretization was performed by a predictor-corrector method that took into account the nonhydrostatic pressure component. The proposed numerical model allowed us to highlight the significant differences between the hydrodynamic efficiency obtained under irregular waves and those obtained under regular monochromatic waves and provides more realistic evaluations of the OWC device performances. The results of the above comparison showed a reduction in the hydrodynamic efficiency of the OWC from 0.78 to about 0.54 when passing from regular waves to the corresponding irregular ones. The model was applied to assess the potential energy production obtainable by a set of OWCs at the Cetraro harbor (southern Italy). The numerical results show that, by adopting the optimal dimensions of the OWC, the estimated mean annual energy production obtainable at the Cetraro harbor is equal to 1540.52 MWh, which corresponds to the energy production of about 10 wind turbines with a nominal power of 60 KW. Full article
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