On differences of rogue waves modeled by three approaches in numerical wave tank

Jinghua Wang, Q. W. Ma, S. Yan

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Rogue waves are extraordinarily large waves in the ocean, which are widely recognized as great threats to human's oceanic activities. To better understand their effects on marine structures, it is necessary to generate rogue waves, which has similar features as reality, in laboratory or numerical wave tank. To reproduce its unique features, several methods for generating rogue waves are proposed. The most commonly used approaches include NewWave, focusing wave and Peregrine breather, which are all adopted in extensive researches in this area. Nevertheless, the differences between them have not been studied quantitatively. This paper presents a numerical investigation of the rogue waves simulated in a numerical wave tank based on a fully nonlinear potential theory. Quantitative discussions on the differences between the rogue waves generated by different approaches are carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653975
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Conference27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Focusing wave
  • Fully nonlinear simulation
  • New wave
  • Peregrine breather
  • Rogue waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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