Wave-current interaction refers to the interaction between surface gravity waves and ocean current flow. This interaction implies an exchange of energy, i.e. both the waves and the current are affected. The present paper describes the calculation of wave elevations in higher order unidirectional, irregular waves with a uniform current in deep water. Results for regular waves are compared with those obtained for Stokes second and third order waves with uniform current according to the method described by Fenton . The results for higher order wave elevations in irregular waves have been compared with waves and current generated in a model test basin and reasonable agreement has been found.
Higher Order Wave-Current Elevations in Deep Water
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Bratland, AK, Bo̸rresen, R, & Berntsen, PIB. "Higher Order Wave-Current Elevations in Deep Water." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 6: Ocean Engineering. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. June 19–24, 2011. pp. 527-532. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2011-49675
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