Numerical Simulation of Solitary-Wave Scattering and Damping in Fragmented Sea Ice

Philippe Guyenne, Emilian I. Parau

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A numerical model for direct phase-resolved simulation of nonlinear ocean waves propagating through fragmented sea ice is proposed. In view are applications to wave propagation and attenuation across the marginal ice zone. This model solves the full equations for nonlinear potential flow coupled with a nonlinear thin-plate formulation for the ice cover. Distributions of ice floes can be directly specified in the physical domain by allowing the coefficient of flexural rigidity to be spatially variable. Dissipation due to ice viscosity is also taken into account by including diffusive terms in the governing equations. Two-dimensional simulations are performed to examine the attenuation of solitary waves by scattering and damping through an irregular array of ice floes. Wave attenuation over time is quantified for various floe configurations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Twenty-seventh (2017) International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
ISBN (Print)978-1-880653-97-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventISOPE-2017 San Francisco: 27th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference - San Francisco, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
Conference number: 27


ConferenceISOPE-2017 San Francisco
Abbreviated titleISOPE-2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
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