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Nonlinear resonant excitation of a long and narrow bay

  • Steven R. Rogers (a1) and Chiang C. Mei (a2)

A nonlinear study of harbour resonance is carried out for a rectangular bay indented from a straight coast. Boussinesq equations with nonlinearity and dispersion are used. Simplifying approximations are made for a narrow bay to decouple the nonlinear problem in the bay from the approximately linear problem in the ocean. Harmonic generation in the bay is studied numerically. Experiments for three different bay lengths and three amplitudes are compared with the numerical theory. The relative importance of entrance loss and boundary-layer dissipation to nonlinearity is estimated.

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Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • ISSN: 0022-1120
  • EISSN: 1469-7645
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics
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