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Seminar: Eigen-Function Matching Method for Surface-Gravity Wave Interactions with Thin-Walled Structures
4 May 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Environmental Data Analyst
Applied Research Laboratory
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
**this seminar will be held both in person (Holmes Hall 247) and over Zoom**
Meeting ID: 960 4654 5799
Regions with high-energy wave environments, such as the Hawaiian Islands, can experience wave-induced erosion that impacts coastal infrastructure. Structures such as pile breakwaters and other slotted/perforated structures have been proposed to dissipate the wave energy. The thickness of these structures is very small compared with the wavelength so they can be regarded as thin-walled structures. In this talk, I will present some preliminary results obtained using an Eigen-function matching method to study two classical problems related to such types of breakwaters: (i) wave scattering by a curtain-type breakwater, and (ii) wave scattering by a vertical slotted wave barrier. Potential applications of the method and codes developed for future work will be discussed.
Ian Robertson is an Environmental Data Analyst at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at UH. He recently graduated from Bates College in 2021 with a B.S. in Mathematics. As a member of the Ocean Science & Technology team at ARL, he maintains oceanographic instrumentation, processes and analyzes timeseries data from environmental sensors, assists with field tasks, and models ocean waves.