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Measurements of the wave-induced steady currents outside the surf zone

Project acronym: HyIII-UPC-14
Name of Group Leader: Pietro Scandura
User-Project Title: Measurements of the wave-induced steady currents outside the surf zone
Facility: CIEM
Proceedings TA Project: Measurements of wave-induced steady currents outside the surf zone
Data Management Report: There is no Data Management Report available for this project

User-Project Objectives

Summary:

The project is aimed at obtaining data about the fluid velocity induced by the propagation of a water wave focusing the attention to the steady currents induced by the wave itself. The measurements will provide instantaneous velocity profiles, offshore of the surf zone, at different positions along both the sloping beach and the horizontal part of the wave flume. The data will be elaborated in order to obtain statistical quantities such as the ensemble-averaged velocity profiles, the steady streaming and the Reynolds stresses.

The results, apart to provide new insights into the distribution of the steady current at a scale 1:2 with respect to nature, they will allow to assess the existing methodologies to estimate the Eulerian drift and to develop new ones.

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