Coastal Dynamics 97,
Plymouth, United Kingdom,
24-27 June 1997.

On the development of complete flow models for wave-current interactions

N. Madden, M. Stynes & G.P. Thomas

University College Cork


The present paper considers the interaction between regular waves and a current within the linear wave regime, with particular attention directed towards the near-bed region. A model of the complete flow is developed and solved using an innovative numerical approach not previously applied to wave problems. Accurate solutions are obtained for models that describe both molecular viscosity alone and a combination of molecular viscosity and turbulence. These predictions are compared with available experimental data and found to give reasonable agreement.