Hybrid wave model for unidirectional irregular waves .2. Comparison with laboratory measurements Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerical predictions of irregular wave elevations and velocities based on the hybrid wave model are compared with two sets of laboratory measurements and are also compared with the related predictions by linear random wave theory and its 'stretching' and 'extrapolation' modifications. The satisfactory agreement between the numerical results of the hybrid wave model and the related experimental measurements indicates that the hybrid wave model, especially near steep wave crests, can predict irregular wave elevation and velocities more accurately and more reliably than those methods commonly used by the offshore industry. Copyright 1996 Elsevier Science Limited.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Spell, C. A., Zhang, J., & Randall, R. E.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Spell, CA||Zhang, J||Randall, RE

publication date

  • January 1996