Stability and accuracy control in ocean wave model using stack filter

Chi Wai Li, M. Mao

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review


Numerical solution to the "third generation" ocean wave model using explicit scheme is found unstable when a large time integration step is used. Limiting the wave growth per time-step wit a reasonable range is successful in maintaining stability, but can produce large numerical error. By identifying the cause of instability, a stack filter is incorporated into the numerical model to eliminate the instability and allow the use of a large time step with acceptable accuracy. The saving in computational effort is significant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalOcean Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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