Energy Dissipation during Wave Propagation

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2023) | Viewed by 1574

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Department of Harbor & River Engineering, National Taiwan Ocean University, No. 2 Pei-Ning Rd. Keelung, Taiwan
Interests: water-structure iteration; wave transformation; wave energy dissipation; floating structures

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Department of Ocean Engineering and Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
Interests: waves models; wave propagation; numerical simulation; numerical modeling

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Dear Colleagues,

The complicated processes of wave energy dissipation have long been an important topic, especially for harbor design and coast protection. Wave energy dissipation can be caused by artificial structures (e.g., skirt structures, submerged breakwaters), natural permeable media (e.g., coral reefs, vegetation), bathymetric changes, surface friction, etc. during the propagation of waves. The purpose of the invited Special Issue, "Energy Dissipation During Wave Propagation", is to publish the latest and most exciting theoretical, experimental, and numerical research regarding theories, mechanisms, and possible applications related to wave energy dissipation in the scope of ocean and coastal engineering disciplines. High-quality papers are encouraged for publication concerning, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Wave shoaling and breaking;
  • Wave transformation;
  • Wave–structure interactions;
  • Wave-absorbing structures;
  • Coastal protection;
  • Nature-based coastal defense;
  • Marine and offshore renewable energy.

Prof. Dr. Wen-Kai Weng
Dr. Shih-Feng Su
Dr. Wei-Bo Chen
Guest Editors

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  • wave shoaling
  • wave breaking
  • wave transformation
  • wave-structure interactions
  • wave-absorbing structures
  • coastal protection
  • nature-based coastal defense
  • marine and offshore renewable energy

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Step Approximation on Water Wave Breaking and Dissipation over Variable Bottoms across the Surf Zone
by Jen-Yi Chang and Chia-Cheng Tsai
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11(1), 62; - 01 Jan 2023
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This study investigates the combined effect of the breaking and energy dissipation of water waves by variable bottoms across the surf zone. The shoreline is set up as a partially reflecting vertical wall in the solution technique, with shelves between the steps that [...] Read more.
This study investigates the combined effect of the breaking and energy dissipation of water waves by variable bottoms across the surf zone. The shoreline is set up as a partially reflecting vertical wall in the solution technique, with shelves between the steps that approximate the geometric profile of the varied bottom over the surf zone. The eigenfunctions over the shelves are matched on the connecting step using the conservations of mass and momentum. The impacts of breaking and energy dissipation are implemented in the proposed eigenfunction matching method using the energy-dissipation factors, which are modeled by empirical formulas. The proposed model is validated by comparing its results with the experimental data available in the literature. Some benchmark results of wave scattering by a rectangular breakwater near a partially reflecting vertical wall are provided and discussed. In addition, wave breaking and dissipation in the proposed model using different empirical formulas are discussed. Full article
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