Rogue waves: From nonlinear Schrödinger breather solutions to sea-keeping test

Miguel Onorato, Davide Proment, Günther Clauss, Marco Klein

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Under suitable assumptions, the nonlinear dynamics of surface gravity waves can be modeled by the one-dimensional nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Besides traveling wave solutions like solitons, this model admits also breather solutions that are now considered as prototypes of rogue waves in ocean. We propose a novel technique to study the interaction between waves and ships/structures during extreme ocean conditions using such breather solutions. In particular, we discuss a state of the art sea-keeping test in a 90-meter long wave tank by creating a Peregrine breather solution hitting a scaled chemical tanker and we discuss its potential devastating effects on the ship
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere54629
JournalPLoS One
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2013

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