The Effect of Wind Waves on Langmuir Circulations

Ken Ichi Uzaki, Yukiko Uragami, Nobuhiro Matsunaga

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    Abstract

    Two types of experiments are carried out to reveal the effect of wind waves on the Langmuir circulations, which are the secondary circulations induced in wind-driven currents. One is the case where the wind waves are fully developed and the other is the case where the generation of wind waves is suppressed by adding surfactant to the working fluid. In both cases, the formation of Langmuir circulations is confirmed. It suggests that the Langmuir circulations can be formed without the strong interaction between wind waves and currents. However, the generation of wind waves tends to make the Langmuir circulations very strong and stable.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th (2002) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
    EditorsJ.S. Chung, M. Sayed, M. Kashiwagi, T. Setoguchi, S.W. Hong
    Pages81-84
    Number of pages4
    Volume12
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    EventProceedings of the Twelfth (2002) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Kitakyushu, Japan
    Duration: May 26 2002May 31 2002

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the Twelfth (2002) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
    CountryJapan
    CityKitakyushu
    Period5/26/025/31/02

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Ocean Engineering

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    Uzaki, K. I., Uragami, Y., & Matsunaga, N. (2002). The Effect of Wind Waves on Langmuir Circulations. In J. S. Chung, M. Sayed, M. Kashiwagi, T. Setoguchi, & S. W. Hong (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th (2002) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (Vol. 12, pp. 81-84)