|Title||A model for the scattering of long waves by slotted breakwaters in the presence of currents|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Huang Z, Ghidaoui MS|
|Journal||Acta Mechanica Sinica|
Slotted breakwaters have been used to provide economical protection from waves in harbors where surface waves and currents may co-exist. In this paper, the effects of currents on the wave scattering by slotted breakwaters are investigated by using a simple model. The model is based on a long wave approximation. The effects of wave height, barrier geometry and current strength on the reflection and transmission coefficients are examined by the model. The model results are compared with recent experimental data. It is found that both the wave-following and wave-opposing currents can increase the reflection coefficient and reduce the transmission coefficient. The model can be used to study the interaction between long waves and slotted breakwaters in coastal waters.